Time Team's Mick Aston to deliver public lecture

Posted by pt91 at Oct 05, 2011 01:45 PM |
Greatest living exponent of archaeology and local history on television to speak at University of Leicester on 6 October at 2.15pm

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 5 October 2011

The University of Leicester will host a public lecture by the famous archaeologist and Time Team regular Mick Aston.

The lecture ‘The Winscombe Project, Somerset: the why and how of a local study’ is organised by the University’s renowned Centre for English Local History and will take place on 6 October.

Professor Aston will speak on his famous Somerset research project, and how one does a local project that involves local history, field archaeology and landscape history.

Now retired as Professor of Landscape Archaeology at the University of Bristol, Mick Aston has pioneered the production of Time Team since its beginnings in the 1990s, taking a prominent and colourful role in most episodes.

Professor Keith Snell, Director of the Centre for English Local History, said “Mick Aston is one the most famous of media historians and archaeologists, very highly reputed both among academics and the general public, the greatest living exponent of archaeology and local history on television, who has inspired countless students to study the subject.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome him to the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester for this important lecture, on a project and its methods which will be illuminating to many concerned with local history”.

The lecture takes place on 6 October in Bennett Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 3 at 2.15pm. All are welcome.

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L-R: Mick Aston and Professor Keith Snell.
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Mick Aston on the University campus.

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For more information please contact Dr Richard Jones, 0116  2522764, or email: rlcj1@le.ac.uk.

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