The annual Dauntsey’s School Scholars’ Supper, organised by Caron Hunter (Teacher of Art and English at Dauntsey’s, and their Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator), is an opportunity for their academic scholars (15 to 18-year-olds) to meet with local business people, and learn about their passions, knowledge and experience. This year the theme was ‘Local Treasures’, and our very own local treasure Phil Harding (with Andy Crockett) were delighted to be invited to attend, as representatives of Wessex Archaeology.

Phil Harding talking to students

The evening, centred on an informal hot supper (and the food was excellent), was a tremendous success for all concerned. All of the scholars we spoke to were clearly deeply interested in archaeology, and very well-read on some of the current hot topics (not least regarding the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site). It was particularly pleasing also that many were as interested in what had motivated us to get into archaeology in the first place, and how that passion remains undimmed today.

By Andy Crockett, Regional Director, South