Dead bodies and carvings of willies: two forthcoming lectures on Roman Lincolnshire

Some dates for your diary Roman Lincolnshire fans. Two lectures on quite different aspects of Roman Lincolnshire are being held at The Collection in Lincoln in late 2017 and early 2018. Continue reading


Treasures of Roman Lincolnshire author talks

I’m delighted to say that my book, Treasures of Roman Lincolnshire, is now published and available to buy in shops and online. If you would like to buy a copy, I’d of course recommend that if at all possible you buy it from an independent book shop or a heritage organsation / charity bookshop. If you’re away from Lincoln, you can find it on Amazon here.

I wrote a little about the aims of the book in an earlier post, but suffice to say its fantastic and a little surreal to see printed copies starting to circulate and to appear in shops. In my usual anxious way, I’m feeling a mix of satisfaction in seeing it all come to fruitition and nerves now that people can actually read it. Hopefully its well received, the reception is positive, and some people feel they can connect better with our Roman heritage.

I’m delighted to say that I have been invited to do a couple of author talks at local bookshops in Lincoln and Spalding, so please do come along if you’re in the area and would like to hear a little about how the book came about and some of my favourite objects and monuments from Roman Lincolnshire.

The first talk is on 15th November at Lindum Books in Lincoln, the second is on 29th November at Bookmarks in Spalding.


Stories from stones – Roman gems lecture

Its been an excellent week for Roman lectures here in Lincoln, with the Lincolnshire Archaeology Day at the weekend, and now Dr Ian Marshman’s excellent lecture to the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. Speaking on the subject of Roman signet rings and their intaglios, Ian took his audience on a fascinating and enthusiastic journey through the function, subject matter and antiquarian interest in these smallest of artistic depictions.

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Roman rural settlement research at the Lincolnshire Archaeology Day

I wrote a short while ago (here, in fact) about the annual Lincolnshire Archaeology Day hosted by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, and that two talks in particular were of interest to Romanists.  Well, the day has now been and gone, and was very successful indeed in terms of both the numbers in attendance and the talks delivered. Continue reading

‘Rural Settlement in Lincolnshire and Beyond’ conference

The annual Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology ‘Archaeology Day’ is almost upon us, and the theme this year is ‘Rural Settlement in Lincolnshire and Beyond’. The multi-period programme looks excellent, and there are a couple of talks of particular interest to Romanists.

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Roman evening at the Lincoln Book Festival

The Lincoln Book Festival is celebrating everyone’s favourite ancient civilisation with an evening of two back-to-back talks on Tuesday 27th September, starting at 6.30pm at The Collection. Tom Holland will kick off proceedings by talking about his latest book ‘Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar’ (his very readable follow up to ‘Rubicon’) followed by the fiction author Robert Fabbri in conversation with Guy de la Bedoyere.

Tickets will hopefully be at a premium, so head across here to see the full programme for the Festival and book yours.