Monday, 10 August 2015

Archaeology day and weekend courses at Oxford

There's a good crop of archaeology courses this autumn and winter in the new Oxford University Continuing Education programme, which is just out. Here are a few examples:
  • How about Understanding Prehistoric Stone Tools, a two-day weekend course on 31 October and 1 November with a chance to handle Stone-Age objects in the Ashmolean Museum?
  • Or The Hillforts of Britain and Ireland: When, where and why? This should appeal to those working on our own AAG Hillforts Project. Again it's a weekend but with a Friday evening start, on 27-29 November. 
  • Then there's a day school on The Romano-British Countryside, with some local settlements as examples. That's on Saturday 16 January 2016.
  • And the one I'm planning to go for: East Oxford: A Thames Valley landscape, which promises to show how a community project of test pits, geophysics, place names and old maps all helped identify a historic landscape.
That's just four out of 14 in the Archaeology and six in the Local History list, among many others. Most courses are at Rewley House in Oxford itself, and fees vary. You can view all their courses on-line at OUCE courses list - and even enrol and pay for them too.

Peter Marsden

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