12th July 2016:

Oxford Archaeology's excavation of Westgate Oxford, which uncovered the extensive remains of a medieval friary in the heart of Oxford, and was accompanied by a very successful programme of outreach, including two open days and a pop-up museum, has won Best Archaeological Project at the prestigious British Archaeological Awards 2016.

Westgate was one of three shortlisted project, with the University of Reading's Silchester Town Life Project and Ulster Scots Archaeological Services Project also in contention.

The winner was announced on 11th July at a ceremony at the British Museum, and happily the award went to OA. Project Manager Ben Ford was there to receive the trophy from archaeologist and television presenter Julian Richards.

Gill Hey, Oxford Archaeology's CEO, was also at the ceremony, and tweeted: "Great result for collaboration, imagination and sheer hard work!"

Many congratulations to Ben and his team.