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Short Courses

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

DAY SCHOOL: Archaeology of the Northern Isles IV: Orkney

Dayschool: Friday, 24 November 2017 Time: 11am– 4pm.

The World Heritage of the Orkneys is possibly the best studied of the Scottish Islands and as a consequently the one with the most impressive sites. From Neolithic sites like Scara Brae and Maes Howe to the Pictish, Viking Sites and Medieval sites like Buckquoy and Orphir, it also offers an impressive amount of research into more recent periods such as the remains of the 20th century fortifications of the Scapa Flow Harbour and some of the best coastal and landscape archaeology in Britain. 

Venue: Wilmslow Parish Hall Cliff Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4AA

Please note: The car park is a pay and display car park (£2).

Price £32 Concessions £28* Minimum nos. 9 Maximum nos. 35

*£ 28, if booked before 1st November, 2017

Send bookings to: Birgitta Hoffmann

55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL

email: phone: 07747 533070

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 2017 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.

MANCENT:The Manchester Continuing Education Network. 

Various dates

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. 

The Spring 2017 programme is now available and includes a wide range of topics including archaeology, Egyptology, ancient Rome and Medieval history.

There are a number of short courses, individual lectures and day courses available.

MANCENT Community also enables people to get involved in some practical archaeology with Wilmslow Community Archaeology. They are currently undertaking a survey of St Bartholomew's church and cemetery in Wilmslow, Cheshire. New members are welcome and no previous experience is required. 

For more information on all the courses, lectures and events please see the website

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


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

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