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Win Scutt

Drake's Place Community Engagement Officer

External Relations


Community Engagement Officer with Plymouth University to help drive the 5-year Activity Plan for the Drake's Place Project. This role is supported with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.


1969-1974    Downside School, Somerset

1974-1977    B.A. (Hons.) Archaeology, University of Southampton

1978-1998    Plymouth City Council: Plymouth City Museums

1978-1988    Assistant Keeper of Archaeology

1988-1993    Assistant Manager, Plymouth Dome

1993-1998    Manager, Plymouth Dome

1998-2010    Lecturer, Archaeology; Tourism. Foundation Degree Programme Leader

2011-2012    Education Manager (SW), English Heritage

2011-2012    Development Officer, Drake's Place Project, Plymouth University 

2012-2102    Part-time Lecturer in Heritage Management, University of Buckingham 

2002-date     Archaeological Correspondent, BBC Radio 5 Live 

1991-date     Archaeology and Local History Contributor, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall 

2013-date     Assistant Properties Curator (West), English Heritage 

2013-date     Community Engagement Officer, Drake's Place Project, Plymouth University

Roles on external bodies

Visiting Lecturer in Heritage Management, University of Buckingham
Graduate, Common Purpose
Chairman, Plymouth Architectural Trust
Senator, Junior Chamber International
Member, Plymouth Ghana Link
President, Plympton Rotary Club

Teaching interests


Foundation Degree in Archaeological Practice

Qualification in Archaeological Practice

Theoretical Archaeology

Landscape Archaeology

Heritage and Interpretation

Tourism Studies

Tourism Development

Countryside and Heritage

Research Methods

Visitor Attractions Management

Human Resource Management

Customer Service

Business Systems

Research interests

The Archaeology of Landscape in SW England
The History of Plymouth, Devon
Place-names and Language in Britain

Grants & contracts

World Archaeology contributor, BBC Radio Five Live, "Up All Night", 03.30 every Tuesday. Listen Again at

Winner of the Press Award, British Archaeological Awards 2006 for the best coverage of archaeology in the printed press or on radio over the last two years.

SW Archaeology Contributor, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Jersey, "The Late Show" 22.30 every Monday

Hyland, M.E. & Scutt, W.H. 1991 "Accounting for the Evolution of Psychosomatic Phenomena: Did unco-operative Upper Palaeolithic people become ill and die?" in Bush, H. & Zvelebil, M. Health in Past Societies: Biocultural interpretations of human skeletal remains in archaeological contexts. BAR International Series 567. Oxford: Tempus Reparatum.


Drake's Place Project

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