Member of Council
An adopted Man of Kent (formerly a Cestrian) Richard is a qualified teacher, archaeologist and published writer with experience in a variety of archaeological, teaching and educational management roles. Currently Archaeological Director for a small commercial company, he is also the KAS Newsletter Editor and a Member of KAS Council and leading its Strategy Group.
After studying History at King’s College London and Archaeology at University College London, Richard taught GCSE & A-Level History and P.E. at secondary schools in Kent and later lectured and developed Higher Education Sports courses for the University of Greenwich and BTEC Sports Science courses for Pearson Education. In 2012, he went on to work with Youth Team Academy graduates at several professional football clubs.
In 2013 Richard worked as a Community Archaeologist for Kent County Council with a remit to develop a youth-focussed heritage education strategy and broaden heritage volunteer participation. After that, he has concentrated on his archaeological career specialising in geophysical surveys and excavations - in collaboration with Kent County Council he excavated and surveyed with the Footsteps of Caesar Project Ebbsfleet Peninsula 2015-17, Command of the Heights Project at Fort Amherst, Chatham 2017-18 and alongside Fred Birkbeck, supervised surveys carried out as part of the KAS Lees Court Estate Project 2018-Present.
Richard’s research interests are broad, including the construction and location of British prehistoric monuments, British prehistoric pottery and modern combat archaeology.
Richard is co-owner and Director of Darnley Archaeological Services Ltd which provides archaeological support services