Opening Event – 18 December 2013

This section is for invitees of the event to be held on the 18th of December. Further public events are in development for early in 2014, so please check the website regularly.

The official opening of Staffordshire University’s new Centre of Archaeology is on 18 December 2013.

Based in our state-of-the-art Science Centre at the Stoke-on-Trent Campus, the Centre of Archaeology will offer world-class services in commercial, research and community archaeology – all competitively priced and supported by cutting-edge equipment and facilities.

To reserve your free place at what will be an entertaining and
fascinating launch event, please call 01782 295860 or email by 9 December 2013.


  • 4.00pm: Introduction by Dean of Faculty, Professor Hastings McKenzie
  • 4.05pm: Welcome to World-Class Archaeology – by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Gunn
  • 4.10pm: Discovering the Past – by Archaeological Project Manager, Kevin Colls
  • 4.20pm: From the People of the Potteries, to the Fields of Europe: Recent Projects from Home and Abroad – a keynote lecture by Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls
  • 5.00pm: Refreshments and Demonstrations – Radar, Laser, 3D Photography, Crime Scene and GIS Technologies
  • 5.45pm: Archaeology and Shakespeare by – Kevin Colls
  • 6.30pm: Questions and Answers
  • 6.45pm: Close