Interested in archaeology? See us on TV on Friday, meet local groups at Saturday's Open Day
As part of the Undergraduate Open Day this Saturday 24 September, our School of Archaeology and Ancient History has invited local professional and voluntary archaeology groups to showcase their work. Aspiring archaeologists visiting campus (and their parents) will have the chance to find out about the rich heritage of Leicester and Leicestershire and the opportunities which exist for involvement and voluntary work.
The most vociferous and noticeable of the invited groups is likely to be Draum Broedr, the University’s own re-enactment society who specialise in recreating life from the Dark Ages up to the 13th Century. Careful with that broadsword, sir. Other groups and individuals available to talk about their work include
- Wendy Scott, Finds Liaison Officer for Leicestershire Portable Antiquities Scheme (who will also bring publicity from Harborough Museum)
- Susie McGraw from the Sir John Moore Foundation (who also sits on the Leicestershire Forum for Independent Museums)
- Leicestershire Young Archaeologists Club
- Members of the Leicestershire Fieldworkers
- The student outreach team from our School of Archaeology and Ancient History
- And one or two others TBC.
All these groups, together with staff from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, will be on hand to talk with you in the sports hall of the Charles Wilson Building (see campus map) between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The Archaeology and Ancient History Building itself will be open between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.
If you can’t make it on Saturday (or even if you can), there’s a chance to see University of Leicester archaeology staff and students getting their hands dirty on BBC 2 this week. Friday’s programme in the series Digging for Britain features the Burrough Hill Iron Age Hill Fort where archaeologists from the School and University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have been working this summer.
The programme is on at 9.00pm on Friday on BBC 2 and we will add an iPlayer link here after it has been broadcast.