Dame Kathleen Kenyon is one of the most famous British archaeologists of the 20th century.

Her career spanned almost 4 decades and three continents, and every era of human history from the Neolithic to late Medieval period. She spent a formative period working with Mortimer and Tessa Wheeler at St Alban’s – Verulamium, and had a particular connection with Palestine, where her work was especially influential and indeed revolutionary. She developed new standards of excavation which have formed the basis for much field archaeology ever since. As a personality she inspired great loyalty and devotion from those who worked with her, but also sometimes divided opinion. This lecture will chart the development of her archaeological career and assess her lasting legacy to the discipline.

Tutor: Felicity Cobbing

Date & Time: Thursday 30th September 7.30-9pm,

Cost: £10 (students £6)

Venue:  Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral & Online via Zoom. 

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive a link to the recording on the day of the event. 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre. Please note that this event takes place on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift.

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