Dr Steve Willis of the University of Kent has given us an update on a fieldwork grant awarded in 2019 to enable him to take students from the University on a training dig in Lincolnshire. The students may not have otherwise had an opportunity in 2020 to get some pracrical fieldwork training and the Society were glad to help.
Dr Willis said "The grant was extremely welcome. The students had a thoroughly enjoyable time. They learned quickly and became a very useful asset to the operation of the project over the three weeks". The students were delighted with the opportunity and it clearly had a good impact.
They are bringing those skills back to Kent and will hopefully be future leaders in the research into the archaeology of the county. They've made a good start by joining the Society as student members.
Although grants have been suspended during the pandemic, we are hoping that we will be able to accept applications again in 2021 to continue supporting charitable, community and educational projects.
Read the pdf document for testimonies from the students who benefited.