Dr Denise Allen

Dr Denise Allen

Dr Denise Allen began her archaeological career as a full-time digger, working for three years on sites all over the UK. She then studied archaeology at Cardiff University and, after a year spent plotting air photographs in the Buckinghamshire County Museum, went back to Cardiff to do a PhD on Roman Glass. Denise has continued to work as a freelance glass specialist ever since, juggling this with bringing up a family, working on the cataloguing of artefacts for the Hampshire County Museum Service, lecturing for the WEA and various University extra-mural departments and leading archaeological tours. Her first involvement with Andante came in the early days, when she led the first tours to Tunisia and Sicily, and she joined the office staff in 1999 and became Deputy Director shortly afterwards. Denise is now one of our most popular guide lecturers and is highly recommended to travel with by our guests.

Denise’s publications include over 100 reports on Roman glass, and if you are interested do get in touch for a list! A perhaps more accessible publication is:

Allen, D. 1998. Roman Glass in Britain. Oxford: Shire.