Dr David Oates

Community Archaeology Officer, 2021-

After retiring from a career as a university lecturer in mathematics, David pursued an earlier interest in the history of his home villages as part of an Advanced Diploma Course in Historic Environment at the Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education. Having become aware of the sparseness of archaeological information about the villages, he set up the Histon and Impington Archaeology Group to find some. He particularly values the enthusiasm and support both of the volunteers and the amateur and professional archaeologists who he meets. The story and discoveries of the HIAG Big Dig of 2016-17 may be found at https://hiarchaeology.wordpress.com/reports/big-dig-report