Archaeology award-winner makes history

Professor Roberta Gilchrist Credit: University of Reading

An archaeologist from the University of Reading has become the first woman to win Current Archaeology’s Archaeologist of the Year Award.

Professor Roberta Gilchrist FBA is the university's heritage and creativity Research Dean. She won the award for her work to uncover the real history of Glastonbury Abbey, renowned for its links to the legendary King Arthur.

It's the second year in a row that a University of Reading professor has won the award.