Views over the charming city of Bath, known for its light-coloured stone buildings
Views over the charming city of Bath, known for its light-coloured stone buildings

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 earned her PhD in Cardiff on the subject of Roman glass and has been working with Andante Travels since 1999.

Dr Denise Allen's archaeological career saw her begin as a full-time digger, where she worked for three years on sites around the United Kingdom. She then went on to study archaeology at Cardiff University and, after a year spent plotting air photographs at the Buckinghamshire County Museum, she completed her PhD on Roman glass. She has continued to work as a freelance glass specialist ever since, juggling this with bringing up her family, working on cataloguing artefacts for the Hampshire County Museum Service, lecturing for the WEA, and also leading archaeological tours to the ancient world. 

Her initial involvement with Andante came in the early days as she led our inaugural tours to both Sicily and Tunisia, and she then joined our office staff in 1999, becoming Deputy Directly shortly thereafter. She is now one of our most popular and established expert guides, and is highly commended by our guests. 

Denise's publications include over 100 reports on Roman glass and, if you're interested, you can obtain a list of these if you contact us. A more accessibly publication, however, is this one:

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

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12 July 2021