Dr Sue Oosthuizen BA (Hons) MA PGCE PhD FSA


  • Reader in Medieval Archaeology, CU Institute of Continuing Education

Dr Susan Oosthuizen is Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. Her research interests lie in the origins and development of early medieval and medieval landscapes, and in what they reveal about the evolution of systems of governance.

Her undergraduate degree in Archaeology and History was taken at the University of Southampton; she holds an MA from SOAS (University of London), and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where her research on Anglo-Saxon landscapes bridged archaeology, history and historical geography. She is attached to the University of Cambridge Department of Archaeology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a former President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. She delivered the 2012 Hoskins Lecture on 'Medieval Open Fields and Their Origins'.

Dr Oosthuizen also holds a PGCE (University of Cambridge). She was Vice-Chair of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) from 2007-2012, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She received a National Award for excellence in History Teaching in Higher Education in 2003 from the Historical Association, the History at the Universities Defence Group, the Royal Historical Society, and the LTSN for History, Archaeology and Classics.