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18:00 - 19:30 15 April 2015

The Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme


Lecture Theatre G6 | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jim Stevenson, Senior Archaeologist, UCL Archaeology South-East
Kristina Krawiec, Geoarchaeologist, UCL Archaeology South-East

The Environment Agency‘s Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme was the largest coastal re-alignment ever undertaken on the open coast in Europe. The scheme presented many challenges. Not least amongst these was how to do justice to an archaeological landscape of regional significance within the scope of a large-scale, dynamic, construction project.

This seminar looks at what was achieved on site through the development of a collaborative working partnership between Archaeology South-East (UCL), the Environment Agency and their Project Team. We will discuss how archaeological fieldwork was fitted into the construction programme, how archaeology was used to engage with the local community, what was found, and how the findings relate to environmental change and its effect on communities through the millennia.


Adam Guy
+44 (0)20 7679 8855 | adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk