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The Oxford University Archaeological Society (OUAS) is a cross-collegial student-run society for those fascinated by the past and ways of uncovering it. Although the bulk of our membership comes from the university, we also have many members from the Oxfordshire region and beyond.

OUAS runs to provide those with an interest in archaeology a platform to share and learn about the subject. The society’s three main activities are speaker events, social events, and excavations and excursions.

To keep up with social events, our seminars and other items of interest, visit our Facebook page or website

Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) is a student-led organization for graduate students in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, and Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford.

GAO organises workshops for graduate students as part of the program for the development of graduate skills. These courses have the purpose of enriching our skills in subsidiary disciplines of archaeology. The courses aim to give students the necessary practical skills to be more versatile in the field as well as in their future professional careers.

As part of their commitment to promote the exchange of ideas between the various fields of archaeology, they organise a yearly postgraduate conference. 

If you wish to get in touch with any of the members of the committee, you can find our individual email addresses via the link below, or simply send an email to

Society for Postdoctoral and Early Career Teaching and Research Staff in Archaeology (SPECTRA) is a community-oriented group for all non-permanent academic and research staff within the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

The primary aims of the society are to:

  • To encourage meeting and networking between Members across the School of Archaeology
  • To represent the Postdoctoral community at appropriate School committees
  • To promote the professional development of members of the Society
  • To provide the opportunity to learn from shared experiences and to discuss issues with them and other Members of the Society
  • To arrange team-building events and career development opportunities for the Members of the Society