Celebrating Tim Darvill’s 30 years on the Board of Trustees

Tim Darvill holding a spade

Thirty years is an amazing milestone. Back in 1992 CA had just 16 staff and wafer-thin reserves. Today we employ over 260 professionals and are a financially secure and resilient charity. Under Tim’s chairmanship we have moved from a sole office in Cirencester to operating from other bases in Andover, Milton Keynes, and Suffolk as…
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Our Sustainability and Social Value Aspirations

Machine stripping the site, windmill in the background

One of Cotswold Archaeology’s major objectives for 2022 is to improve the sustainability of our operations and play our part in tackling the global climate change emergency. We have therefore committed to a series of actions and initiatives to improve our sustainability performance. Our trustees have already adopted our first ever company Sustainability Policy, and…
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Cotswold Archaeology Joins the Climate Heritage Network

Partially eroded hillfort, Embury, North Devon

Climate change is one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage worldwide. Scientific evidence shows unequivocally that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, driven by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, are accelerating climate change and its impacts, including sea level rise and coastal flooding,…
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Working in archaeology as an autistic person – a personal view

Autism Awareness day Jacky with tranchet adze

Hi, I’m Jacky, I’m one of Cotswold Archaeology’s Senior Finds Officers. I’m based in the Kemble Office near Cirencester and have been with the company for almost nine years. Q: What is your background in archaeology? A: I did my archaeology degree at Queen’s University, Belfast, which is where I’m from. My Masters degree followed,…
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A decade of exciting finds from our Milton Keynes office!

10 years of MK finds

To celebrate 10 years since we opened of our Milton Keynes (MK) office, we’ve picked our five favourite finds made by our MK archaeologists based there during those 10 years. This near complete Bronze Age Collared Urn was recovered from a site at Linton, Cambridgeshire in 2017. The collared Urn tradition began in the Early…
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Making Cotswold Archaeology Sweeter

Our customers are the lifeblood of our business. They provide us with opportunities to access archaeology on their sites, the opportunities to do what we do best. Without customers there would be no business, no charity, and none of the educational and research activities that are so dear and important to us. We need to…
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Cotswold Archaeology And Oxford Archaeology To Further Develop Site-Based Digital Recording

Person recording an archaeological feature on a mobile phone

Cotswold Archaeology and Oxford Archaeology are pleased to announce that they are partnering on the further development of a web-based digital recording and mapping system for archaeological fieldwork. Building on pioneering work undertaken by Oxford Archaeology, the system will henceforth be jointly owned by the two charities, and they have committed to a programme to…
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Cotswold Archaeology and COVID-19

cotswold archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology fully understands and accepts its responsibilities for the safety and well-being of our staff, clients and others during the national health emergency brought about by the onset of the COVID-19 virus. We have worked hard since March 2020 to ensure that our operations accord with the latest Government guidance and have developed a…
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Cotswold Archaeology achieves ISO 45001 certification

aerial photo fo people excavating a stone structure

Cotswold Archaeology is delighted to announce that our occupational health and safety management system (referred to simply as CA SHE) has been certified to the highly regarded ISO 45001 standard. Here is how we got there… Back in 2019, with CA’s continuing growth and success, the possibility of acquiring the ISO 45001 standard was first…
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Oxford Cotswold Archaeology JV wins a place on England’s first archaeology framework for national road projects

Oxford Cotswold Archaeology

Oxford Archaeology and Cotswold Archaeology, working together as Oxford Cotswold Archaeology JV (OCA JV), are delighted to have won a place on a framework to undertake archaeological investigations associated with new major road projects in England over the next four years. Highways England has announced the organisations that have won places on its new £195m…
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Stonehenge – we are going to be involved!

Stonehenge

Following the Government’s decision to approve the improvement of the A303 trunk road at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Cotswold Archaeology is proud to announce that it is a member of the largest collaborative partnership of archaeological organisations ever put together in the UK. The consortium is led by Wessex Archaeology and it will work on behalf of…
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CA’s new recruitment portal

CA online recruitment portal screenshot

CA has launched a new online recruitment portal to advertise and manage our recruitment process. You can register your details on the website and receive notifications when vacancies of interest become available. When registering on the website, you will create a profile (like a CV) and then when a vacancy becomes available you can quickly apply.…
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