|Margaret Hodge meets staff and students|
Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport, met staff and students from the School of Conservation Sciences as part of a private fact-finding tour of Stonehenge.
Dr Kate Welham, Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science, and her team were undertaking excavations at Stonehenge as part of the Riverside Project, being carried out by the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester and Bournemouth as well as University College London and Wessex Archaeology. The teams were digging around Woodhenge, Durrington Walls and the Stonehenge Cursus to find out more about these sites and their link to Stonehenge.
Ms Hodge was invited by English Heritage and was accompanied by Cllr Paul Sample, Leader of Salisbury District Council, who presented the Councils plans for improvements to the site.
* Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport spent the day with our own Dr Kate Welham from Conservation Sciences (far right), Professor Mike Parker Pearson (far left), Sheffield University, Dr Josh Pollard (middle right), Bristol University and members of English Heritage