Monday, 20 February 2012

Romans Lecture by Sam Moorhead

Saturday 25 February, 2.30pm at the Museum.

Sam Moorhead, National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman coins at the British Museum will present The Romans Who Shaped Britain. Tickets cost just £6 (£3.50 for WANHS members) and a few are still available.

Based on his recent book of the same name (with David Stuttard, Thames & Hudson, 2012), this lecture will look at the lives of the generals, governors and emperors – and those they sought to rule – occupying this western outcrop of Rome’s empire. The rich cast of characters includes men and women both noble and venal, courageous and craven. Some of them, such as Caesar and Boudica, may be familiar, other such as Carausius, Magnentius or Valentinus less so. Their lives and actions are set against the backdrop of an evolving landscape, in which Iron Age shrines were being replaced by marble temples, industrial-scale factories and granaries were springing up across the countryside and a triumphal arch towered into the Kent sky to mark Rome’s domination.

Sam was voted Archaeologist of the Year in 2011 by readers of Current Archaeology, and is Honorary Secretary of the Roman Society and a Trustee of the Association for Roman Archaeology. He has published extensively on Roman coins and is co-author, with David Stuttard, of AD 410: The Year that Shook Rome (2010) and 31 BC, Antony, Cleopatra and The Year That Shook Egypt (forthcoming). He is also a long-standing member of WANHS.

Booking is recommended. Contact our Bookings Secretary on 01380 727369 (10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday) or book on-line via our website.

Please note, we reserve the right to automatically cancel bookings 14 days before the lecture if payment has not been received.

Saturday afternoon lectures start at 2.30pm and last approx. one hour.