Our community

As a registered educational charity, we care about helping people to discover and enjoy their heritage. Oxford Archaeology is committed to serving the community by widening access to archaeology and encouraging the involvement of community groups in the archaeology of their surroundings.

Community Archaeology projects allow local communities and individuals to become directly involved in the preservation, investigation and promotion of their local heritage and we work with various partners to achieve this. We have also been involved with an increasing number of partnership projects with local community groups supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

OA staff work closely with the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education, the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, and Lancaster University's Centre for North West Regional Studies. Our highly qualified and experienced staff also frequently give evening lectures and talks on the archaeology of our sites.

In addition, we have welcomed many thousands of visitors to our sites on open days and tours. We believe that the historic environment should be accessible to everyone and aim to remove barriers to enjoying and understanding our heritage whether physical, intellectual, social or economic.

Click on the links below to explore a range of our community projects. Recent additions include:

Volunteering

Volunteering

 For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ng opportunities for volunteering is an important part of our work. Activities undertaken by volunteers cover the breadth of archaeological... Read more
Community

Community

Connecting communities and partners with their heritageFor more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here to meet our Community Archaeology teamOur archaeological heritage doesn’t... Read more
Join us

Join us

Careers at Oxford ArchaeologyGT2SUP Career PathwayJob Applicant Privacy NoticeCurrent VacanciesSpeculative applications The OA Graduate Trainee to Supervisor (GT2SUP) Career PathwayThe Graduate Trainee... Read more
Evidence for earliest use of broomcorn millet in Britain published in Antiquity

Evidence for earliest use of broomcorn millet in Britain published in Antiquity

Evidence for the earliest securely dated use of broomcorn millet in Britain is detailed in a newly published article in Antiquity5th August 2022:A single pit containing a mixed assemblage of charred plant... Read more
Identity, kinship and community: early medieval death and burial across south-eastern and north-western England - a research seminar

Identity, kinship and community: early medieval death and burial across south-eastern and north-western England - a research seminar

Oxford Archaeology's fifth research seminar focused on early medieval cemeteries in south-eastern and north-western England. Using evidence from Oxford Archaeology's excavations in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk... Read more
Excavation at site of Roman villa near Northampton now published

Excavation at site of Roman villa near Northampton now published

Oxford Archaeology’s latest book, a report on the results of excavations at Panattoni Park, near Northampton, where prehistoric evidence and part of a Roman villa were found, has just been published... Read more

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For more information contact Stephen Macaulay (01223 850554; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or David Crawford-White (01223 850540; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at our Cambridge office, Bob Williams (01865 980715; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at our Oxford office, or Rachel Newman (01524 880201; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at our Lancaster office.


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