17 July 2020

Archaeology at the Ministry of Defence

This free online talk will give an overview of the unique archaeological work undertaken by the Ministry of Defence.

The Ministry Of Defence owns about 1% of the UK mainland and is responsible for preserving, protecting and maintaining 779 Scheduled Monuments. It owns elements of 10 World Heritage Sites including sections of Hadrian’s Wall and parts of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

This unspoilt landscape is also full of potential with new archaeological sites waiting to be discovered.

Join us for this special Festival of Archaeology talk to hear more about archaeology at the Ministry of Defence and Operation Nightingale, a military initiative developed to use archaeology as a means of aiding the recovery of service personnel injured in recent conflict.

Speaker: Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist for Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Ministry of Defence) and Archaeologist of the Year 2019.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on Friday 17 July.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.

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