Working with communities to connect with your heritage

Public benefit is at the heart of all our work at Oxford Archaeology. It is important to us to foster an appreciation for the past, make it meaningful to people’s lives today, and ensure it is accessible to everyone - now and forever. We offer a wide range of services and activities to commercial clients, project partners, community groups, educational providers and curious individuals. Our community team has a wealth of experience and passion to help bring archaeological discoveries and your ideas to life. 

An archaeologist wearing hi-vis and a hard hat holding up finds

I love nothing more than to give people the chance to get hands-on with archaeology, ignite their interest and see where it takes them.

Clemency Cooper, Community Archaeology Manager

Clemency leads all public engagement initiatives across Oxford Archaeology involving volunteers, community groups, educational institutions and the wider public.

Happy archaeologist dressed in orange PPE.

I have always been fascinated by our shared past and it is a joy to be able to share that with others. To bring the stories of our local places to life, to build relationships with communities, to innovate and inspire the next generation.

Jessica Elleray, Community Archaeology Officer

Jessica works to deliver our public engagement initiatives and to help maximise the social value of our projects.