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Time Team expert is guest

A leading member of the hugely popular Time Team archaeology programme  is our next online guest speaker.

A conversation with Francis Pryor will take place on Wednesday, July 15 at 5pm using the Zoom conferencing platform.

Francis will no doubt be asked about his work as the lead archaeologist on the ‘dig’ at the site of what is now Langdyke’s Etton Maxey Pits nature reserve.

His work has seen him excavate several major sites, mostly in the Fens.

As he explains in a blog on his website: “I’ve tried to bring archaeology to a wider audience, with a number of books, radio and television programmes, of which Time Team is the best known.”

When not writing or digging, Francis is also a sheep farmer and keen gardener. He has a farm in the area.

His love of the Fens – together with his work excavating sites across the area – is the subject of a recent book The Fens – Discovering England’s Ancient Depths.

He is an expert in the Bronze and Iron Ages in Britain , his most famous discovery being the Flag Fen site on the outskirts of Peterborough.

He was awarded an MBE in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to tourism.

To join the online conversation with Francis you can click here or paste this into your browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82866814166pwd=amNYb2tlZE1hU2l3VjhVQ2JtZmVOdz09

You do not need to download any new software.  Please note that the link will not work until the session starts at 5pm on July 15.