Archaeology Seminar: Tanks, Tumuli and Therapy

With Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist, Ministry of Defence and current Archaeologist of the Year 2019

At 38,000 hectares, Salisbury Plain is the largest of the British military training areas. This landscape is also one of the richest archaeological areas in western Europe and has 307 Scheduled Monument and parts of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

In this talk, Richard Osgood, will explore the threats to the landscape which are often not ones one would predict. He will also discuss the management of the sites and the opportunities provided for the wellbeing of military veterans through the archaeology of this remarkable location.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00, the talk will begin at 17:30. Booking required.


Richard Osgood is Senior Archaeologist at the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

Richard and his department look after the Defence estate, which contains elements of 10 World Heritage Sites, such as sections of Hadrian’s Wall and parts of Stonehenge. They are charged with protecting and preserving 777 Scheduled Monuments and fulfiling the MOD’s statutory obligations on behalf of the nation. (source:

In March Richard was awarded the prestigious Archaeologist of the Year Award for 2019. Read more below:

PRESS RELEASE: Richard Osgood wins Current Archaeology’s prestigious Archaeologist of the Year award for 2019