Alexander Thomas (2008) unearths Ph.D.

Congratulations to Alex Thomas who writes…..

I am writing to inform the Alumni Association with the good news that my PhD thesis in Archaeology and Anthropology at Bristol University has been accepted by my examiners. The thesis explored the archaeological and manuscript landscapes of the Danelaw Boundary of the late 9th century. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the timing of the result, I will graduate with my doctorate next summer.

Bronze age finds 2017

Bronze age remains found under planned site for Harpenden’s 4th school.

Bronze age finds 2017A Herts County Council spokesperson has indicated that the archaeological evaluation on the site of the new school has revealed archaeological features potentially dating from the Bronze Age , Iron Age and Anglo Saxon periods. It was Alexander Thomas ( class of 2008 ), and Archaeological and Anthropological Ph.D. student, that undertook field work ( Ground Penetrating Radar) and suggested Roman Industrial buildings dating between 50-400AD.

Alexander Thomas to give lecture to local History Society on March 22nd 2016

Alexander Thomas (class of 2009 ) is currently doing research into Archaeology and Anthropology for a Ph.D. at Bristol University, having earlier gained a BSc (hons) in archaeology at Bristol.

He is taking time to give a talk about ‘Harpenden, Batford and the Danelaw Boundary’ to the Harpenden Local History Society on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 in the small Public Hall , Southdown Road, Harpenden at 8.00 p.m. .

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Alex Thomas [2008] – Doctor in waiting!

Having completed a BA and an MA in Archaeology at the University of Bristol, Alex enjoys the place so much that he has opted to stay for another 4 years to complete a Ph.D. in Archaeology & Anthropology.

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Alex Thomas [2008]

“Having taken a gap year, Alex went on to the University of Bristol where he gained a BA (Hons) in Archaeology in 2012. He stayed on at Bristol and graduated in 2014 with a Masters degree (MA) in Archaeology. He specialised in Landscape Archaeology (like Stewart Ainsworth, Mick Aston and Alex Langlands on Channel 4’s Time Team!). He is currently developing a PhD proposal examining an aspect of the Anglo-Saxon landscape in Hertfordshire.”


updated April 2014