Join us at the British Academy in London on 2 March for the Council for British Archaeology's Winter General Meeting as we shine a spotlight on community archaeology.
Community Archaeology – where now?
Discover what the CBA’s Skills for the Future project has achieved, discuss what the future holds for community archaeology, and raise a glass to our graduates.
The event will feature great case studies from the project, which has seen 51 people complete year-long work placements in community archaeology. Placement graduates and their host employers from across the sector will share their perspectives and lessons learned and discuss the future for community archaeology.
The forum will include a chance to catch up with the CBA’s plans in our Winter General Meeting and share a glass of wine with friends and colleagues.
1.30pm What makes a great community archaeologist? Reflections on the project from a range of speakers including:
- Megan Clement, trainee at Archaeological Services WYAS
- Nathalie Cohen, training supervisor at MOLA
- Marc Cox, trainee at Somerset County Council/South West Heritage
- Richard Hoggett, training supervisor at Suffolk and Norfolk County Council
- Katy Firth, trainee at Northlight Heritage
- Richard Taylor, trainee, and Andrew Mayfield, training supervisor, Kent County Council
2.50pm CBA Winter General Meeting
4.00pm What does the future hold for community archaeology? This project has demonstrated the value of skilled community archaeologists; how can the sector develop business opportunities to employ them? An opportunity for discussion and to hear perspectives from:
- Kate Geary, CIfA
- Laura Joyner, trainee, now Community and Education Officer,Wessex Archaeology
- Adam Thomson, Salford University Centre for Applied Archaeology
- Rob Hedge, trainee at Worcestershire County Council
- Mike Heyworth, Director, CBA
5.30pm wine reception
Please note that timings and content may change.
Have your say
The General Meetings are an important part of the work of the CBA, and provide a forum for our members to contribute to discussions about the organisation and its activities and major archaeological issues. They are also key dates in our social calendar and an opportunity for CBA staff, trustees, partners and members to meet and socialise.