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  • New chapter for MOLA’s leadership team

    MOLA team

    After four successful years at MOLA, our CEO Janet Miller is moving on to pastures new.  We’re delighted to announce that, on an interim basis, Steve Parry is taking over as Interim Chief Executive Officer.


  • Archaeologists' hard hats on top of lockers (c) MOLA

    Tackling discrimination on archaeological sites

    Magnus Copps

    Here at MOLA we want our employees to feel they can work safely in an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. As part of Pride Month 2020, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Lead, Magnus Copps, talks to our Developer Services team about their experiences of addressing discrimination on site and looks at some of the initiatives in archaeology and construction that are coming together to empower people to speak out.


  • Gil Kind Head of Project Management and Consultancy MOLA

    Interview with Gill King, MOLA Head of Project Management and Consultancy

    MOLA team

    We are delighted to introduce Gill King, BA (Jt Hons) MCIFA FSA (Scot) who has recently joined MOLA as Head of Project Management and Consultancy. Gill is a planning archaeologist with over 20 years’ experience of managing and curating archaeological and built heritage projects.


  • Sadie Watson looks down on an archaeological site (c) MOLA

    MOLA archaeologist, Sadie Watson, awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

    Sadie Watson

    The next generation of research innovators has been announced by UK Research and Innovation. Amongst the 78 Future Leaders Fellows is MOLA archaeologist, Sadie Watson. In this blog she tells us a bit about her Fellowship…


  • Image (c) Rob Young

    Winning hearts and minds in favour of well-planned economic and housing growth

    Tony Curtis

    Sustained economic growth and building enough houses to meet demand are critical to the country’s future. Yet proposals for growth are so often met with fierce local opposition and resultant indecision. Professor Tony Curtis, considers this and what can be done to smooth the way for much needed housing development.