Major blow to Offa’s Dyke as Heritage and Archaeology staff faced with redundancy

Please sign petition to fight redundancy notices

 The ODA is shocked and appalled at the news of redundancy faced by the university’s Heritage and Archaeology staff. The shock waves from this would deal a devastating blow to Offa’s Dyke, the ODA and other voluntary heritage groups associated with the monument We implore you to sign the campaign petition to persuade the university to reverse its decision.

The outreach work of the department is second to none without which the ODA would not be where it is today. The staffs’ friendly guidance, and they are always willing to listen, has encouraged us to become more proactive in our own outreach and conservation work, safe in the knowledge that when we need it there is advice close to hand.

Good reputations take time, relationships between organisations don’t happen overnight and the University of Chester’s Heritage and Archaeology staff have helped to nurture connections between experts and lay people the length of the Dyke. In the photo Professor Howard Williams is giving a public talk from his YouTube channel titled: ‘Special Offa – Communities and Offa’s Dyke’. Broadcast on 4th April 2020 to replace the public conference in Trefonen cancelled due to the pandemic. 

We have something quite unique at the moment with a momentum that we may lose at our peril. Please support their campaign by also following, liking and copying their social media links to your colleagues.


For a message from Professor Howard Williams visit his YouTube channel ‘Archaeology at Risk’

A very personal thank you.

Dave McGlade

Chairman ODA