The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.
Learning and Engagement Officer
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As Learning and Engagement Officer at MOLA, Ashley is responsible for developing and delivering cross-curricular learning sessions for Key Stage 2 classes in line with the National Curriculum. Ashley is passionate about increasing diversity in the heriage sector. His work involves devising engaging learning sessions to widen access to archaeology for everyone, and encouraging both primary school children and the wider public to consider their local heritage using a range of archaeological topics. As part of his role, Ashley fosters relationships with schools in various London boroughs helping those in less central boroughs with low heritage participation with their access to heritage provision.
Having graduated with a BA in Egyptology, in 2014 Ashley completed an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education at the Institute of Education which complements almost a decade of experience working in education and heritage. Before joining MOLA he spent a number of years both working and volunteering with the National Trust at several sites across the south of England in various education and volunteer-leading roles, as well as working for Orleans House Gallery, the Mary Rose Trust and the Imperial War Museum.