Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

Archaeology trip to Pembroke College, Cambridge

A group of scholars from Year 9 recently became archaeologists at the invitation of Pembroke College, Cambridge. A series of excavations were made, with university-level reports being submitted on all finds located. These included an array of 2,000 year old Roman pottery, which has been authenticated by the university’s experts. Excavations were in the form of one-metre test-pits and all results have been added to the Cambridge University Archaeology Department research to create a clearer picture of life in the surrounding area throughout the last 2,000 years. After two days of excavating, scholars were invited to the university to discuss their findings and explore student life. Current Pembroke College undergraduates gave the group a guided tour of the university, including the Museum of Archaeology, and answered questions about student life and studies.