Institute of Archaeology ~ 2011 ~ 50th Anniversary Year

The Oxford University Institute of Archaeology celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 29th September 2011. Alumni and friends of the Institute gathered to mark the Golden Jubilee at the Institute.  It was an opportunity for visits to old haunts and catch ups with old friends. Presentations were given on a range of fieldwork and research projects being undertaken by current staff and students and exhibits relating to the work and history of the Institute were on display.

In the evening, there was a drinks reception in the gardens of St Cross College.

Presentations were given by:

Andrew Wilson: ‘The Oxford Roman Economy Project’
John Sills: ‘What use is the Celtic Coin Index?’
Sally Crawford & Katharina Ulmschneider: ‘From the past to the future: archives at the Institute of Archaeology’
Rick Schulting: ‘Knocked about the head: violence in Neolithic Europe’
Chris Gosden: ‘Creating Roman Britain - recent excavations at Marcham and Dorchester’
Jessica Rawson: ‘China and Inner Asia: Interactions that Changed China, 2000-500 BC’

Looking towards the next fifty years

The Institute would like to produce an anniversary booklet, with pictures and articles form the first fifty years.  This will be made available on our website and be sent to those of you we have up to date contact details for.

It is hoped that we can include stories and memories from many of you.

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