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Alison Dickens BA MCIfA

Manager of ACA        


Phone: +44 (0)1223 327802           




Originally from the Lake District, Alison has been a professional archaeologist for 26 years and took over management of ACA in 2015.

As a Senior Manager for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (also part of the University) Alison is responsible for major projects such as Northstowe, Grand Arcade and Trumpington Meadows.  Although interested in all periods of the past she has a particular keenness for post-Roman archaeology through to modern times. She also spends a lot of time looking at buildings particularly medieval churches.

The opportunity to bring two strands of archaeology – site based projects and public engagement – together at ACA was too tempting to turn down!

Alison is currently also president of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society.


Click on the links below to see Alison in action!

Chesterton Lane Hoard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Northstowe Phase 1

The Trumpington Cross