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Archaeology celebrates 10 years

In June this year, the University’s Archaeology department celebrated 10 years of archaeology at UCLan by hosting a celebratory event for students past and present, as well as archaeology academics.

The night’s proceedings kicked off in the Mitchell and Kenyon cinema with Vicki Cummings launching her new book, ‘The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland’, before alumni and staff mingled and enjoyed light refreshments and wine.

In addition to the launch of Vicki’s new book, a showcase of current research in archaeology at UCLan was also on display in the Mitchell and Kenyon cinema, demonstrating how far the department has come in the last decade.

The evening’s festivities didn’t stop there, however, with current students, alumni and staff all heading to the Continental pub to continue the celebrations after the events at Mitchell and Kenyon had concluded.

Dr Vicki Cummings has been part of the Archaeology department for the past decade and has said that the event was a “big success.”

“It was lovely to catch up with our past students and to hear about what they have been doing since they graduated from UCLan,” Vicki said.

“It was also a chance for us to keep our graduates up-to-date with new and exciting research in archaeology, which they enjoyed hearing about.”