Council for British Archaeology news release, 7 July 2003
Change of Editor for 'British Archaeology'
After nine highly productive years as Editor of this magazine, Simon Denison has decided to seek fresh challenges in pursuing his parallel career as a fine art photographer. Simon's professional journalism, eye for interesting stories and arresting images, coupled more recently with his close collaboration with designer, Simon Esterson, has transformed 'British Archaeology' into the highly praised magazine for which he richly deserved last year's British Archaeological Award for journalism. The magazine is now widely available through retail outlets across the UK and will shortly be on sale in the main branches of WH Smith.
Francis Pryor, President of CBA said: "Thanks to Simon's professional editorship British Archaeology has become the best popular archaeological magazine in Britain. We now have a product that will be at home on the shelves of newsagents across the country." David Miles, Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage commented "British Archaeology is not only essential reading for anyone interested archaeology, it is also a real pleasure to read - and to enjoy its superb images." David Hinton, Chairman of the CBA's Publications Committee said, "Simon has had a clear vision for British Archaeology and has carried it through to make new research and fresh perspectives accessible to a general audience."
Simon Denison's successor as editor is Mike Pitts, a widely experienced archaeologist, author and journalist - and another writer with more than a passing interest in photography. "Simon turned British Archaeology from a newsletter into an immaculately edited and beautifully designed full-colour magazine", said Mike. "As we reach new readers my task is to maintain that quality and see we continue to reflect the ever-changing nature of the exciting world of archaeology". Mike can be contacted at [log in to unmask] or via the CBA office in York.
Further details of the magazine are available on the CBA web site at www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba.html and subscriptions can be placed through the online shop at www.britarch.ac.uk/shop
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7 July 2003