Friday 22nd June 2018 – Visit to Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit

BAS members have been invited to visit the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit on Friday, 22nd June 2018 at 2.30 pm. Our tour will be led by Professor Tom Higham and Deputy director Joseph Graystone.

The address is: School of Archaeology, 1, South Parks road, Oxford, OX1 3TG, this building contains the ORAU, and when you arrive, press the buzzer to be let into reception.

There are three ways of getting there. If you drive to Oxford, drive to the Redbridge Park and Ride at the South of Oxford and take the 300 bus at approximately 1.30 pm (it takes 30 minutes to reach Magdalen Street and stay on the bus until the Magdalen Streets stop; it is the stop near the Ashmolean museum and drops you outside Tesco in St. Giles Street. From there, walk up St. Giles until you can see the Lamb and Flag pub on the other side of the road. Go through the Lamb and Flag passage which will bring you out opposite the Museum of Natural History. Then turn right out of the passage on to Parks road, then immediately left on to South Parks road. 

Another option is to go by train to Oxford and take a cab to the unit or walk for 30 minutes from the station to St. Giles and the Lamb and Flag. Alternatively, you may take a cab from the station and ask for The Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks road, Oxford,OX1 3QY, tel. 01865 285229, which holds the School of Archaeology. Because space is limited only the first 20 people may go.

to book contact Trevor Coombs