New Year News

In a welcome start to the new year, we have several pieces of good news to report from the ACA office.

Following our fieldwalking in Brundon with All Saints Middle School in December, the Suffolk Free Press printed an article about the day which you can read here. The picture shows our star find from the day, a large sherd of medieval rim sherd. Not only did the students enjoy the opportunity to discover artefacts for themselves, they seemed genuinely impressed at the ‘dedication’ of archaeologists!

We have also received a very heartening e-mail of thanks from a member of staff who attended the ‘History of Medicine’ Discovery Day we ran in Cambridge the week before term finished:

“Just wanted to say thank you again for the brilliant History of Medicine day, our students really enjoyed it – their feedback so far has been along the lines of “My brain hurts after being with so many clever people all day” but “I’ve learnt so much” and “it’s changed the way I think.” Best of luck with the other days and I hope they continue to be a success. “

In other news, our archaeological supervisor, Cat, is now safely back at home resting for several more weeks after she had a hip operation shortly before Christmas.  We will keep you posted about her recuperation.

If the start of the year is anything to go by then we have a very positive 2012 ahead of us.

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