University archaeologist hosts ‘special Offa’ event tomorrow

A ‘special Offa’ event takes place this Saturday (April 4,) exploring the history of Offa’s Dyke and Wat’s Dyke in a series of virtual workshops.

The event has been organised by Professor Howard Williams, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Chester, along with Pauline Clarke for the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory, in liaison with Andy Heaton from the Trefonen Rural Protection Group (TRPG).

‘Special Offa: Communities and Offa’s Dyke’ starts at 9.30, with an introduction by Professor Williams, and concludes at 6pm. It will include presentations via Facebook and Twitter, as well as YouTube.

The full programme can be found at: https://offaswatsdyke.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/special-offa-communities-and-offas-dyke-the-final-programme/

Professor Williams said: “We were determined to still have an exciting virtual event, to celebrate these early medieval earthworks - despite the current situation. The day will offer a mix of video presentations, blog-posts and social media posts presenting new work and perspectives on Offa’s Dyke and Wat’s Dyke. We look forward to welcoming all interested parties along.”

The Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/OffasDykeCollaboratory/

The Twitter feed is: https://twitter.com/ODCollaboratory

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