Gavin Speed BA MA PhD MCIfA

Project Officer

Gavin Speed in a hard hat and high vis jacket at a dig sitegs50@le.ac.uk

Gavin is a Project Officer at ULAS, he has over 15 years of archaeological experience, having excavated on a range of archaeological projects both in the UK and abroad. He has particular expertise in Iron Age settlements, and Late Roman / early Anglo-Saxon archaeology.

Gavin gained a BA Archaeology, European Union; MA Archaeology and Heritage Management, and PhD at the University of Leicester. He joined ULAS in 2001, some of his key projects include directing on urban Roman, Saxon and medieval archaeology (Stibbe, Highcross), Neolithic special deposits (Rothley, published in Transactions of Leicestershire Historical Society 2015), Iron Age settlements (Birstall, in TLAHS 2010), Cadeby (in TLAHS 2011), South Meadows (in Northamptonshire Archaeology 2015), a large Roman settlement (Pineham), and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery (Rothley). He has supervised students in various School research projects (notably Wallingford Burh to Borough Research Project and Burrough Hill). He has published a book 'Towns in the Dark' (2014), edited a monograph ‘Debating Urbanism’ (2010), and published a number of journal articles.