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Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
Subject area(s)Archaeology
Architectural History
FeesThe fee for each course is given with the course description below. (You may pay by instalment.)
Application statusSee course details
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270380.


Welcome to our new programme of Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment. These short practical courses are designed to be of interest to a wide range of people, from Heritage professionals to members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings.

The programme updates and expands our long-running and highly-regarded programme of Professional Training in the Historic Environment. With challenging times ahead, the Historic Environment needs expertise, flexibility and community engagement, and our new programme is focused on building capacity in these areas.

We continue to engage with some of the most complex issues in the sector, and offer expert tuition and updates for professionals in fieldwork, planning, curatorial, managerial and research roles. A number of courses have been designed particularly for those taking on new roles and responsibilities, both within the professional sphere and amongst the wider community. You will also find new opportunities to enhance your archaeological skills and understanding with leading researchers from Oxford University and beyond.

The programme is based at Rewley House, Oxford, which has overnight residential and dining facilities. Please enquire about availability when booking your course place. It is also possible to book a course place on a fee-only basis without accommodation and/or without meals.

Programme details

Please see some preliminary details of our 2014-2015 courses as listed below.

Material Culture from Prehistory Sat 29-Sun 30 Nov 2014

Photographing archaeological objects Sat 6 Dec 2014

Archaeology, Planning and Development Tues 3 Feb 2015

Environmental Assessment and the Cultural Heritage: Date tbc

Researching places and buildings: sources and approaches Fri 27 Feb 2015

Public Inquiry Workshop Wed 11-Fri 13 Mar 2015

Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance Tue 24-Wed 25 Mar 2015

Short Course in Radiocarbon Dating Mon 30 Mar-Wed 1 April 2015

The Setting of Heritage Assets and Places: Date tbc

Practical Field Survey Techniques: An Introduction. Held at Cogges Farm, Witney, 8-10 May 2015

A practical guide to teaching and motivating volunteers in archaeology Fri 15 May 2015

Full details will be added shortly. For any enquiries please email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 270380.

Apply for this course

Our next year's 2015 programme of courses is now available.

You can book our short courses online. Please click on the link after the relevant course. Alternatively contact the Day and Weekend Programme Administrator at professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 270380.

For further information about the Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment programme, please contact the co-ordinator of the CWHE programme at: cwhe@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the Day and Weekend Programme Administrator, email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Accommodation is often available in Rewley House for those who wish to stay the night before a course. Rooms are modern and comfortably furnished with tea/coffee-making facilities, TV, telephone and private bath or shower room. Please contact the Day and Weekend Programme Administrator, email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 270380 for availability and prices.

Please read our Terms and Conditions and Student Contract before applying for this course.
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