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Short Courses

An up to date list regarding the various short courses taking place around the country. 

MANCENT: The Manchester Continuing Education Network

Various dates throughout the year
The Manchester Continuing Education Network (MANCENT), is a loose network of independent lecturers and students with a firm belief that Continuing Education at a high level should be available to all who want it. A wide range of courses are available at:

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Heritage Practice Courses

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education’s new programme of short courses for the historic environment is now underway for 2018 at Rewley House.

For full details of all courses please visit the website.

These short practical courses are designed to provide training in key skills, grounded in everyday working experience, for all in the professional and voluntary sectors. They are endorsed by CIfA, the IHBC, the Archaeology Training Forum and FAME and are developed in conjunction with leading heritage practices. Courses are linked to the National Occupational Standards for Archaeology and for Town Planning, Conservation and Building Control.

Archaeology day courses with Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Various dates

Canterbury Archaeological Trust are offering a variety of day courses for anyone with a passion for archaeology. These range from a study of specific time periods (Prehistory, Roman, and Medieval) to archaeological techniques (report writing, environmental sampling, desk-based assessments). The courses are conducted by our own members of staff and there is plenty of opportunity to get hands on with material we have in our archive. 

We are also offering a series of evening lectures on the history of Canterbury from Prehistory to the present day. 

For more details please visit the website.

War Memorial Project Workshops. 

Various dates.

Free workshops for volunteers to consider how to identify and record the conditions of war memorials, and the steps that can be taken to conserve them for the future.

For more information, see their website


Field Walking and Map Analysis

30.03.18-31.03.18, Kent
A weekend course concerned with recognising and recording artefacts found within the plough soil. These include flint tools, Roman building material, pottery, glass and metal artefacts. Wear suitable clothing. Cost £50 if membership of the Kent Archaeological Field School taken out at the time, £75 for non-members. Visit , email or call 01795 532 548.

International Summer Programmes at the University of Cambridge

8 July – 18 August 2018 

Over 180 courses make up the open-access programmes: Ancient and Classical Worlds, Creative Writing, Art and Visual Culture, History, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Medieval Studies, Science and Shakespeare. We also offer an English Law and Legal Methods Programme designed primarily for lawyers and law students. 

The programmes are taught at undergraduate level and attract adults of all ages, from over 55 different countries. Around 50% of participants are current undergraduate or graduate students, and around 50% of all participants are aged 30+.

The Art and Visual Culture Programme is new for 2018. We will also be offering a Pre-University programme for 16-18-year-olds combining lectures, study-skills sessions and supervision. The Pre-University Programme will be held at Fitzwilliam College.

Applications open in December if you would like any more information please visit

First World War Workshops

24.03.18, Stirling, 15.04.18, Lampeter & 26.04.18, Belfast
Join the CBA's Young Archaeologists' Club and Home Front Legacy teams for two workshops bringing together colleagues from community groups, heritage organisations, and those working with young people across Scotland. Find out about YAC and the opportunities it offers young people in our first workshop, and be inspired to record the First World War Home Front in your local area during the afternoon. For more information and to book your place visit:
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