Apr
27
Sat
Silchester: changing visions of a Roman Town – Dr John Creighton, University of Reading
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Dr John Creighton is Head of Archaeology at the University of Reading. His research centres upon Later Iron Age and Early Roman NW Europe and his fieldwork has included work in Britain, France, Germany and Spain. John was Director of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2010 – 16) and he has been a trustee of the Royal Archaeological Institute and the Society for the Promotion or Roman Studies.

Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum) is a Roman town just south of Reading in Hampshire. John recently led a large field survey and digitisation project of the Roman town and subsequently wrote ‘Silchester: changing visions of a Roman Town’ (2016).

This project sought to provide a new overview of past work done at the site. Over 250 hectares were surveyed with high resolution gradiometery and other methods including resistivity, ground penetrating radar and gamma-ray detection. This, together with aerial photography, fieldwalking and LiDAR, has revealed significant new information about the defences, the military connection, the mortuary landscape, trade and industry, and public entertainment.

We look forward to finding out more about Silchester and comparing it to what has been discovered about Roman Aldborough in recent years.

May
15
Wed
Visit to Malton Roman Town led by Steve Roskams, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York and visit to Malton Museum
May 15 all-day
May
28
Tue
Geoarchaeological approaches to interrogating past landscape change – some case studies from around the world – Prof Charly French, Cambridge University
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
8
Sat
Becoming Roman in Death: Funerary monuments and rituals in Britannia – Dr John Pearce, King’s College, London
Jun 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
11
Thu
Visit to Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend led by Nick Hodgson
Jul 11 all-day
Jul
16
Tue
The Vindolanda Archaeological Leather Project – Dr Elizabeth Greene, Vindolanda Field School and Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
21
Sat
In search of origins and endings at Aldborough: New results from the 2019 excavations – Prof Martin Millett and Dr Rose Ferraby, Cambridge University
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Thu
Walking tour of Roman York, including Roman Baths Museum led by Kurt Hunter – Mann
Oct 3 all-day
Oct
9
Wed
Scotch Corner – Dave Fell, Northern Archaeological Associates
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Staging Plays in Ancient Rome and throughout the Empire – Dr Erica Bexley, Dept of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University
Nov 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm