Alice Roberts is an English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter, and author. Since 2012 she has been Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. TV appearances have included Time Team, Digging for Britain, Britain’s Most Historic Towns and many more. We were delighted to receive the following comments from her when she realised that we were reconstructing the Sutton Hoo Ship.

“The most spectacular Anglo-Saxon burial in Britain contains a ship. Imagine how excited I was to learn that this ship is being reconstructed, as part of an ambitious experimental archaeology project. It will be amazing to see that 1300-year-old ship “in the flesh” – but the archaeologists will also learn an enormous amount through the construction – and even more, perhaps, when she sets sail. Good luck to the team – and I can’t wait to see the result!”

Alice Roberts