University of Leicester eBulletin

Travelling First Class

July 2002
No 147

University of Leicester student Charlotte North is about to graduate with a first class honours degree after four years of study that have taken her across the world.

As part of her BA (International) in Ancient History and Archaeology, Charlotte went first to Rome in her second year and then - having established a taste for travel - spent a year at Flinders University in South Australia.

Charlotte said: “I had so many opportunities in Australia. I went on a dig in Port Lincoln, learned to dive off the Great Barrier Reef, went to Uluru (Ayers Rock), learned underwater archaeology, went on a field methods course and surveyed agricultural remains in the Adelaide Hills.  

   

Charlotte North
Charlotte North

“In Adelaide I was also part of a team putting on a museum exhibition about the excavation of the remains of a jam factory, as part of an initiative to interest children in archaeology.”

Charlotte’s degree dissertation was on the Representation of Indigenous Australians in Museums, and her great interest is in colonial archaeology and indigenous issues.

She now plans to spend six months in East Africa on a BIEA (British Institute of Eastern Africa) placement. She hopes to go in September to Kenya, Tanzania and possibly Sudan, where she will participate in a variety of projects, including archive and oral history work.

Long term, Charlotte hopes to obtain funding to take a Masters degree, possibly followed by a PhD, but at the moment she is concentrating on building up her archaeological experience.

Note to editors: More details are available from Charlotte North, telephone 01483 421561, email lottielamb@hotmail.com

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