Celebrating 10 Years of ACA: From Time Team to Archaeology for All

Access Cambridge Archaeology

Celebrating 10 Years of ACA: From Time Team to Archaeology for AllOver 200 people attended a public lecture last night by Dr Carenza Lewis, ACA’s Director, in which she recounted highlights from the last ten years of outreach work and shared her considerable achievements in engaging schools and communities.

Dr Lewis began her outreach work leading classroom-based activities on the theme of archaeology in schools in the autumn of 2004 and ran the first Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) in collaboration with the former government’s widening participation scheme, Aimhigher, in summer 2005. Since then, over 4000 school students have participated in HEFA and Carenza has expanded Access Cambridge Archaeology’s (ACA) outreach programme to encompass a wide range of different community-based projects including archaeological excavation, field-walking, test pit excavation, local history, oral history and history trails.

Last night’s lecture brought together people who have been involved in ACA’s activities from all across the eastern region including school staff, local coordinators, members of…

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