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Learning about the past: Further/Higher education

You may also like to look at the Schools section of this website. Material aimed principally at young people is often suitable for older readers in search of an accurate (and digestible!) introduction to a subject.

The Archaeology in Education Service (AES)
Aims of the AES and what it can currently offer teachers, tutors, students and pupils in Kent.

Resources on this website

Project diaries
Summary illustrated accounts of CAT excavations and surveys. Useful for research or cut and paste into your own resource sheets.

Image Galleries
Artefacts, reconstruction drawings, sites and more.

Resources to buy or borrow

Resource boxes of original Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery, animal bone and building fragments plus Guide. Although packaged for young users, the fragments are all original and from archaeological sites, forming a useful handling resource for older students. Please email the Community Archaeologist, with your enquiry.

Archaeological and historical replicas, models and some original objects, plus ethnographic items. For loan to Kent schools, colleges, universities and interest groups.

More support from CAT

We have a small library of our publications and others relating to the history and archaeology of Kent. Ring to use the library by arrangement.

Student projects
We can support projects (eg in History, Geography, Archaeology) by supplying information about sites and standing buildings excavated/surveyed by the Trust in Canterbury and elsewhere in Kent and, where appropriate, by directing to other agencies.

Careers information
By arrangement, we are happy for individual students to come and hear how Archaeology works in a field unit such as CAT. We are not in a position to advise on particular courses but can put a student in touch with appropriate agencies.

Partnerships in the community

Community Archaeology
See our community pages for information on partnerships and community projects, past and present.

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
CAT regularly supports courses by giving lectures and workshops for the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

University of Kent at Canterbury
CAT supports courses by giving lectures for various departments including the School of European Culture and Languages.

Canterbury Museums
CAT works with the museums for one-off events.

Canterbury Whitefriars Roman Tower Exhibition
Discoveries, reconstructions, digital presentation (running 9am–9pm) and information panels against the in situ Roman tower found at the site.  Opposite Fenwick’s, near the Bus Station ticket office, viewed from the street frontage.

For the best effect, go on a day when there isn’t blazing sunshine. I walked by early one morning. The effect of the internal lighting against the backdrop of the tower was stunning and the designer is to be congratulated. So go and see it early morning, evening or anytime in the winter! Partnership project with Canterbury City Council, English Heritage, Historic Fortifications Network (managed by Kent County Council) and Land Securities plc.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
CAT represented Kent Archaeology at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 2007 with family activities and has since supported the education programme at the National Museum of Natural History.

Organisations and institutions in Kent with an Archaeology interest

Kent Archaeological Society
The KAS is for young adults and adults interested in the archaeology and history of Kent. KAS publishes Archaeologia Cantiana annually, plans excursions, training excavations, day schools and lectures. Go to KAS for details or write to The Hon Sec., Three Elms, Woodlands Lane, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HH.

Kent Archaeological Field School, Faversham, Kent.
The KAFS has a range of practical courses and field trips. Visit the KAFS website or contact the school at KAFS, School Farm Oast, Graveney Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8UP (+44(0)1795-532548).

Saturday Schools at the University of Kent, Canterbury
There is a regular programme of one day courses at the University. Contact The Day School Programme, Unit for Regional Learning, Keynes College, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP (+44(0)1227-823507).

Archaeology courses at Canterbury College

If you would like to know if CAT can support you or contribute to an event please contact us.
The Education Officer,
Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd,
92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2LU
Tel: +44 (0)1227 462062

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