Showcase of Local Archaeology at the University of Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Sep 19, 2011 12:20 PM |
Open Day on 24 September

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 19 September 2011

Saturday 24th September 2011, the University of Leicester will be holding an Open Day to encourage all prospective students to visit the University.

As part of the Open Day Event the School of Archaeology & Ancient History have invited external local archaeology groups & societies (both professional and amateur) to showcase their work and provide not only an insight to the rich heritage of Leicester & Leicestershire, but also the opportunities that are available to volunteer or join a local heritage group. There will also be some members of staff from the department available to speak to, activities and re-enactors taking part.

This event will take part in the Sports Hall, Charles Wilson Building, top of Mayor’s Walk at the University of Leicester starting at: 10.00am - 4.00pm.

The department itself will be open from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

The Burrough Iron Age Hillfort Project run by the School of Archaeology and Ancient History will be featured on “Digging for Britain”, Friday, September 23rd, on BBC2 at 9pm.

N.B. Please note that there is no parking available on the campus during the Open Day please see the links below for further information:

For further details please contact: Debbie Miles-Williams, Outreach Officer, School of Archaeology & Ancient History: 0116 2525251 or email:

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