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Roger Lang

Research Student

Research Student in the Department of Archaeology


Following twenty years teaching in the state sector, Roger Lang spent a decade with Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online, creating interactive and film-based learning resources for its CLEO website and acting as a learning consultant for the Bafta-winning ArtisanCam project.

During the following twelve years he worked as a freelance content creator for the Arts Council England-funded website.

In 2016 he devised and ran a pro-bono project ‘Reading the Gosforth Cross’ with the support of Professor Dominic Powlesland, Professor Jo Story, Dr Pragya Vohra, the Leverhulme Trust and regional RSA Fellowship leaders. Working with schools in Camden and Cumbria, the project resulted in Powlesland’s photogrammetric scan of the Gosforth Cross – the first to be made of this early-medieval masterpiece, and the creation of films and other online learning resources aimed at fostering learners’ oracy skills and developing their awareness of the richness of Viking diaspora culture.

 In 2020 he gained a Master by Research degree, with distinction, from the University of Chester. The research revised and expanded his work on the Gosforth Cross and explored the ‘Lesson Study’ approach as potential way in which academics could collaborate with teachers in creating learning materials.

Research interests

  • Early Medieval Stone Sculpture

Esteem Indicators

  • 2016:


    : FRSA