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:

New CEO for Oxford Archaeology

New CEO for Oxford Archaeology

Following the retirement of Dr Gill Hey, Ken Welsh has been appointed as the new CEO of Oxford Archaeology1st October 2021:A long-standing employee of Oxford Archaeology, most recently in his role as the... Read more
Beyond the isolated farmstead - relationships between households and settlements in the Iron Age: A research seminar

Beyond the isolated farmstead - relationships between households and settlements in the Iron Age: A research seminar

‘Almost every family living solely by its own means sooner or later discovers it has not the means to live’ (M Sahlins, Stone Age Economics)Despite this observation, the notion that many Iron Age settlements... Read more

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORSRequired for CambridgeSalary range £21,120 to £22,140Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and... Read more
Join us

Join us

Careers at Oxford ArchaeologyJob Applicant Privacy NoticeCurrent VacanciesFIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORSRequired for Cambridge Salary range £21,120 to £22,140 Closing Date: Sunday 17th... Read more
Follow our new blog for excavation updates from Weeley, Essex

Follow our new blog for excavation updates from Weeley, Essex

Oxford Archaeology has a new dedicated blog site and we'll be using it to share updates from our excavation in Weeley in Essex. 2nd September 2021:OA East undertook trial trenching at Barrack Field on... Read more
Contact us

Contact us

Please contact your local office for informationAlternatively, contact us using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we will get back to you as soon as possible.For the east of England,contact Paul Spoerry at:... 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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