Thursday, 12 July 2018

Archaeology Opportunity for students this summer

I'm getting in touch regarding an opportunity for people to volunteer on an archaeological excavation at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall Estate in south Cambridgeshire in August and September 2018.


Oxford Archaeology East will be excavating the site of a late Iron Age and Roman settlement at 'Lamp Hill' (south of the current overflow car park) ahead of the development of a new visitor centre and car park for the Wimpole Estate.


The minimum age for volunteering on this site is 16 years old and so would be suitable for your sixth form students. Volunteers will need to need to make a commitment for the full working week (5 days, except the week of the August bank holiday), and will be offered a place for one week during the five-week excavation (Monday 13th August - Friday 14th September 2018). Volunteer hours on site will be 10am - 3pm. There will be less physical roles such as processing artefacts and assisting with outreach activities, as well as excavation.


We have a separate application form specifically for this excavation for people to register their interest in taking part: The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th July 2018. For young people aged 16 or 17, we also have a supplementary form (attached file) for parents/guardians to sign to say that they give permission for applicants to attend.


Please get in touch if you have any further questions and I hope that some of your students might be able to join us at Wimpole Hall this summer.


Best wishes,

Clemency Cooper

Community Archaeology Manager


Oxford Archaeology East

15 Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambs, CB23 8SQ

Direct: +44 (0)1223 850515

Mobile: +44 (0)7584 501579



Monday, 9 July 2018

EACH Charity lanch new Cambridge music festival with FLASHMOB! Volunteers needed

On Saturday 14th July EACH will be holding our very first Flash Mob in Cambridge to promote EACHfest, a new music festival we are launching this summer. We are looking for any keen individuals to come and take part and to help us create the biggest Flash Mob Cambridge has ever seen!

The Flash Mob is being kindly choreographed by Sara Ford the Principle of 4th Dimension a local dance group. The routine will be basic so all ages can get involved and have a great time!

There will be a rehearsal for all interested on Monday evening between 7:30 till 9:15pm, in Milton. However, if individuals are unable to attend the rehearsal they are more than welcome to turn up on the day. The Flash Mob will be held at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge. We will need volunteers to be at the Grafton Centre for 10.00am ready to start our Flash Mob at 11.30am.

If you could share this with the students and particularly any dance groups or performing arts groups at Long Road that would be wonderful!

If anyone is interested in getting involved please could they email my colleague Leah Beckett,