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News items relating to IfA activites, updates, etc.

ATF Award Winners 2017


Congratulations to CIfA Registered Organisation Allen Archaeology, winners of the 2017 Archaeology Training Forum Award for their Commercial Archaeology Trainee Scheme. This year's highly commended award went to another RO, Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service for their NVQ3 Training Programme for Field Archaeologists. The ATF Award recognises excellence in training, learning and professional development and was presented by Robin Turner, Chair of ATF at the CIfA Conference in Newcastle.

Call for nominations for the Board of Directors and Advisory Council members


Accredited members of CIfA are invited to stand for election to the Board of Directors or Advisory Council of the Chartered Institute.

  • Board of Directors - there is one vacancy for the position of Honorary Treasurer as an elected member of the Board.

  • Advisory Council - there are vacancies for 14 elected members of the Advisory Council.

Call for UK to ratify Hague Convention on heritage and conflict


IfA’s Chief Executive, supporting representatives of many other organisations and interested individuals, has written to the Daily Telegraph lamenting the lack of progress by the UK in ratifying the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10979564/Britain-should-ratif...).

Changes to Executive committee members


Mark Collard, Hon Vice Chair Personnel and Membership, and Nick Shepherd, Hon Vice Chair Standards have both had to step down from their Executive Committee duties due to work commitments but will remain on Council until the end of their term of office. This resulted in two vacancies on the Executive committee, and in these circumstances current members of Council are asked to co-opt individuals to replace these vacancies until the next AGM.

Political policies and archaeology: an event by The Archaeology Forum - 7 October 2013


An Event by The Archaeology Forum Monday, 7 October 2013, 2.15-5.00pm

The event is intended to inform delegates of the policies of the principal political parties contesting the next Westminster election on archaeology and other aspects of heritage. The programme for the afternoon is

  • 2.15 - 2.20 Welcome from Jan Wills, Chair of the Institute for Archaeologists and John Lewis, Chief Executive of the Society of Antiquaries of London

  • 2.20 - 2.35 Introduction to speakers - Jan Wills, Chair

  • 2.35 - 2.50 Jenny Jones, Green Party