University of Leicester Partnership
We are proud to be working with the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester.
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester is home to an international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching in our twin disciplines of Ancient History and Archaeology. They have a long history of making high-impact, world-leading discoveries and offer an exceptional range of flexible career and life changing learning opportunities on campus and by distance learning, teaching students by distance learning for more than 20 years, providing a wide range of internationally-recognised academic qualifications. The School of Archaeology and Ancient History hosts a professional archaeological unit - the award-winning University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), the same team that found King Richard III.
University of Leicester Team
Dr Sarah Scott, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester Partnership Lead
Sarah collaborates with many local and national arts and heritage organisations, facilitating school and community engagement with local heritage through books, activities and resources developed from academic and field research. She is currently writing a guide to the Jewry Wall (Leicester) with Mathew Morris, commissioned by the Friends of the Jewry Wall Museum and Leicester City Council, and is an academic advisor for the £15.5M transformation of the Jewry Wall Museum. Since 2019, she has worked in partnership with the Chester House Estate team on the excavation of the suburbs of the Roman town and on the development of a collaborative research and community engagement programme. Sarah worked closely with the team to research and write the interpretation for the Estate. Her wider research and teaching interests include the history of archaeology in the 19th century and Roman provincial archaeology. She lives near Wellingborough and has a long-standing interest in the archaeology of the Nene Valley.
Find out more about Sarah's work here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/people/academics/scott
Dr Jeremy Taylor, Lecturer in Archaeology
Jeremy’s research interests include the study of rural settlement, society and agriculture in Iron Age and Roman Britain, the role of smaller urban centres (small towns) and more recently the landscape context and interpretation of hoarding practices. His projects have focused not just on the academic debates surrounding these subjects, but also on the role this work has in the management of public engagement in complex historic landscapes, especially in the East Midlands. Jeremy’s expertise includes the development of integrated programmes of training in excavation and field survey for local volunteers in order to enhance capacity among local fieldwork groups and to encourage future engagement with heritage.
Find our more about Jeremy's work here: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/people/academics/taylor
We are working with many students working alongside community volunteers on a diverse range of projects, from social media to facilitating public access to archaeological archives.
You can find out more about the Archaeology and Ancient History department at the University of Leicester here.