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ACA to Close

last modified Aug 12, 2019 02:06 PM
ACA is set to close at the end of August 2019 after a wonderfully successful 13 years.

Access Cambridge Archaeology will be closing at the end of August 2019. It was set up in 2004 by Dr Carenza Lewis, with a pilot year in 2005 running four of the then called Higher Education Field Academies (HEFA's), but it was in 2006 that ACA properly took off, with multiple field schools taking place each year in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire and Kent. 

Thousands of secondary school students have come through the HEFA or as it was later renamed, the Independent Learning Archaeology Field School (ILAFS) programme, devised to encourage pupils to continue to reach their full potential and if they want to, progress to University and in particular to the University of Cambridge. We hope we have managed to achieve this and we wish all our former participants the best of luck in their future careers. Thank you so all the schools who have rearranged their time and staff in order to fill all the places on the field schools and of course to all the village coordinators where we excavated the 1m square test pits...none of ACA's work would have been able to continue without your dedication.

Staffing at ACA has changed a lot over the years, but we had a lot of fun working in the multiple communities, societies and individuals as well as with the various Cambridge Colleges and within the Department of Archaeology, who have supported ACA from the very beginning. 

Thank you to all for supporting ACA for so long, it has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you!

~Catherine Collins~