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Inaugural Britannia Award

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 11 November 2023

Trustee Chris Blair-Myers receives the inaugural Britannia Award

Congratulations are in order for Society Trustee Chris Blair-Myers for receiving the inaugural Britannia Award in recognition of extraordinary voluntary service to Roman archaeology in Britain.


Posted 11th November 2023


Dr Lacey Wallace (University of Lincoln) of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies presented the inaugural Britannia Award at the Reconnecting Roman Britain conference held at the University of Newcastle in November.

Chris receiving the award.
Chris receiving the Britannia Award at the University of Newcastle.

The award was made in recognition of the voluntary work undertaken for the KAS, for fieldwork excavation mapping and recording but primarily for the continuing identification of cropmarks in aerial photography of Kent which has identified a number of previously unrecorded Roman structures.

The Britannia Award.
The Britannia Award.

These finds along with interpreted LIDAR data, geophysical surveys, excavation plans and historic mapping have been developed as a Geographical Information System which is now viewable on the Society website map page. The project started in 2013 and continues with regular updates to the map which remains very much a work in progress.

Congratulations to Chris!





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