Charles Simpson BSc(Hons) MA QTS FRAS FBIS MRSB
After spending many years working in education, Charles retrained as an archaeologist over 9 years ago.
After working for both commercial and charitable companies, Charles is now our lead archaeologist for fieldwork and concentrates much of his time working with public groups on community based projects.
In addition to conventional archaeology, Charles also deals with the heritage of the built environment (including historic building recording) and projects related to conflict archaeology.
Charles is also our resident numismatist and environmental specialist and is currently developing an interest in archaeological slag and the waste from industrial processes.
Charles has a deep love of all things space related and often completes a variety of space science and astronomy outreach work and is currently engaged in research on various aspects of Space Archaeology.
Zoe Tomlinson BA(Hons) MSc
Zoe is a professional archaeologist specialising in community archaeology and finds management. Committed to the participation and the representation of people in both archaeology and heritage, she believes in “putting ‘the community’ right in the centre of archaeological involvement.” Much of her work focuses on the teaching of skills to community groups and also to school children, members of the public and university students.
Alongside the community aspects, Zoe is also an archaeological finds specialist and has undertaken research and written reports on a wide variety of archaeological material including ceramic building material, painted wallplaster, glass, clay tobacco pipe and Roman small finds.
She has previously initiated projects such as archaeology camps and clubs for children and understand the value of social media to heritage.
During her career Zoe has worked for large organisations such as the Museum of London and the University of London. Zoe studied undergraduate archaeology at UCL and also has a Masters degree.
Zoe’s particular finds specialism is Roman painted plaster.
Cola Jennings BA(Hons) MA
Completing a Heritage Studies degree in 2013 (followed by a Masters degree in Community Archaeology), Cola subsequently turned a lifelong passion for history and archaeology into a career. Cola loves working creatively and is happiest when sharing her passion for heritage with members of the wider community.
Holly Clarke BA(Hons) MA
Holly is a professional conservator who assists us with any conservation tasks that our projects may require.
Acquiring a BA in Conservation & Restoration followed by an MA in the Conservation of Historic Objects, Holly has worked on various high status projects in the past including the Inglesham Wall Paintings and various historical biological specimens for the University of Oxford.
Lynne McEwan BA(Hons)
Lynne is an award-winning professional photographer with many years experience working for national newspapers, including The Sunday Mirror, The People and The Times Travel Section. Her pictures from the first Gulf War are in the Collection of Twentieth Century Images at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
She began her diverse career at Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum photographing previously unknown artefacts from Captain Cook’s First Voyage. This sparked a lifelong interest in history and archaeology. On excavations, she can usually be found with a camera up a ladder or down a hole. Lynne also runs photographic workshops and teaches groups how to produce and manage their photographic records
An English graduate, Lynne writes and edits for websites and print publications on topics as diverse as archaeology and gardening.