After many years of successful research at Bamburgh Castle, the Bowl Hole burial ground and, more recently, the wetland site at the Bradford Kaims, the Bamburgh Research Project (BRP) team have reached a point where further positive change is required to move forward.

With a growing body of archaeological research, a film archive, and presence in social media they want to increase output of publication, education and material dissemination of all types, from the academic to the popular.

To enable this they will need to substantially increase the scale of post excavation work and add new people with additional skills to their team.

The have already been supported in evaluating the project and planning for the future by the Northumberland County Council Enterprise Team and have undertaken a strategy day, during which they identified a number of areas in which we need to expand our skill base. These areas include, management, publication, stakeholder engagement, finance and perhaps most importantly of all income generation.

As a result of the consultation the BRP have begun the process of becoming a limited company and are preparing to expand the management structure to include additional directors and a new advisory panel. The full list of responsibilities that the new management structure will be responsible for are:

  • Finance
  • Income Generation
  • People management
  • PR and marketing
  • Legal
  • Policy and procedure
  • Strategic planning
  • Stakeholder engagement

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If you have been following the work, and would like to become more directly involved in the project  then the BRP would love to hear from you.

The next stage will be a further strategy meeting to be held on Saturday 14th March at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, Durham (DH1 4NH).

It has between booked between 1:00pm and 5:00pm, but there is no need to stay for the full time.

It has parking nearby and is within walking distance of the railway station.

If you are interested at all and would like to attend then send us an email to: graemeyoung@bamburghresearchproject.co.uk with a few details about yourself, in order to secure a place at the event. the BRP would also like to hear from you if you are interested in working with them and cannot attend the event itself.

 

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