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Access Cambridge Archaeology

Access Cambridge Archaeology


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Upstanding walls of the Norman castle keep, Saffron Walden

Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) is a University of Cambridge outreach unit intended to enhance educational, economic and social well-being through public participation in archaeology and heritage.  As part of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, ACA runs a wide range of novel and inspiring programmes themed around archaeology and heritage which enable members of the public to experience the excitement and sense of achievement which comes from making new discoveries while acquiring new knowledge and skills. ACA activities can take place anywhere and involve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  The results of most projects are made publicly available while also contributing to academic research.

ACA has extensive experience in working with public organisations, community groups, schools, charities and exam boards to successfully develop and deliver customised programmes for different audiences.  Recent projects have been funded by organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and the BBC. ACA also run the Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) for secondary schools as part of the CAO-funded Widening Participation Project Fund. 

ACA activities involve thousands of people beyond the university each year and also offer university students and staff the chance to gain experience in working with the public.


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