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A photograph of some of the educators: Dr Helen Farr, Prof. Jon Adams, Dr Lucy Blue, Dr Julian Whitewright, Dr Jesse Ransley and Dr Fraser Sturt.

Come and meet us

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for members of the public to come and meet the Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds Team. The conferences, courses and workshops listed below are just some of the events that team members will be contributing to.


Hands-On Humanities Day

Hands-On Humanities Day is a free-to-attend, family day full of interactive exhibits, workshops and talks. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an archaeologist or have wondered what Queen Elizabeth I’s perfume smelt like, this is the festival for you. This event will take place on the University of Southampton’s Avenue Campus (SO17 1BF).

  • Date: Saturday 18th November 2017
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30

University of Southampton Postgraduate Open Day

  • Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  • Time: 14:00 - 19:00

Honor Frost Foundation 6th Annual Lecture by Dr Lucy Blue

The sixth annual lecture of the Honor Frost Foundation will be delivered by Dr Lucy Blue.

  • Date: Monday 11th December 2017
  • Time: 18.00
  • Location: British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.

Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF).

Visit the Archaeology village and take part in a variety of hands on activities. (Suitable for all ages).

  • Date: Saturday 10th March 2018
  • Time: All day

Other forthcoming events

There are a number of events taking place in 2018 that you may be interested in. Full details are not yet available, so please follow our Twitter account for further information.

This will be a weekend of activities similar to those you saw in Experimental maritime archaeology.

  • The Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute Annual Lecture. (July 2018 - TBC)

  • Archaeology Activity Day (July 2018 - TBC)

The University of Southampton will be contributing to Festival of British Archaeology 2018. The festival takes place in July, so an Archaeology Activity Day will take place during that period at the University of Southampton. There will plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience via free interactive workshops that will be open to people of all ages.

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