Archaeology of Southwark

Course Dates: 08/06/24
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
On this course we will explore some of the many exciting archaeological discoveries in the London Borough of Southwark: a borough full of great history and of strategic importance.
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Archaeology of Southwark
  • Course Code: HLW224
  • Dates: 08/06/24 - 08/06/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Jill Hummerstone

Course Code: HLW224

Sat, day, 08 Jun - 08 Jun '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

We will explore some of the significant and exciting discoveries made by archaeologists in Southwark which have led to a much greater understanding of the past of this vibrant area.

What will we cover?

The nature of archaeological evidence
An outline of Southwark’s history as revealed by the archaeology
A focus on sites in the north of the borough including stunning Roman discoveries, the internationally significant Rose Theatre and other Bankside entertainments, and late medieval cemetery sites.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain how archaeological evidence can be used to greatly add to our knowledge of Southwark
Name and describe some of the great archaeological discoveries in Southwark
Feel inspired to visit this exciting area of London.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for everyone with an interest in the subject. All are welcome.
An open mind and willingness to engage respectfully in class discussion and debates.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by presentations, some discussion and simple tasks. You will be sent details for a self guided walk around north Southwark developed by your tutor, which you may wish to do independently after completion of the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in London history and archaeology. Please see the City Lit website.

Jill Hummerstone

Jill Hummerstone has worked in the heritage sector for over 30 years: as a field archaeologist, for English Heritage, and latterly as a self employed consultant. She is a tutor of adults and children in archaeology, a subject she has loved since tramping the countryside looking for finds as a child. Jill graduated with a BA honours from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL and gained an MA in Managing Archaeological Sites also from the Institute. Her interests include field archaeology techniques, finds and conservation, management of archaeological sites, British Prehistory, the Archaeology of London, Garden Archaeology and indeed all archaeological sites up to the present day. She is as interested in the mundane finds which tell us about individuals in the past as she is in more spectacular finds. Jill believes that archaeology is a subject for all with an interest, and enjoys encouraging debate and critical thought amongst her classes- not just looking passively at the past but engaging with our diverse past, and finding meaning in artefacts and sites in a way accessible and enjoyable to all.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.