Forthcoming Roman Lectures, Exhibitions and Events, from other organisations in Yorkshire & just beyond

The Romans are Coming

A major Exhibition and series of 21 events running from 9th September to 5th January at Barnsley Town Hall.

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Aldborough Update 2013 - Professor Martin Millett and Rose Ferraby

St Andrews Church, Aldborough

Friday 27th September 2013, 7.30pm

Rose Ferraby and Professor Martin Millett of Cambridge University will be presenting their annual update on the Geophysical Survey of the entire Roman town. Last years work has been extensively analysed and together with GPR surveys this year, a picture is emerging with further fascinating detail about the town and the location of key buildings.

The talk will be in St Andrews Church, Aldborough 7.30 pm.

Free to FORA (Friends of Roman Aldborough) members       £4.00  Non-members


Open Day, Iron Age Site,North Stainley, Ripon

Saturday 12th October 10.30am - 4pm

A small one day exhibition featuring the excavations of an Iron Age enclosure, which remained in use into the Roman period, will be held at North Stainley Village Hall. Three drying ovens have been found, along with various pits and post holes. Guided tours of the excavation will leave the hall every hour from 10.30am onwards.  Sturdy footwear is recommended since there is a short walk to the site along a public footpath.


Discover Roman Enamels led by Justine Bailey

Community House, Malton

Thursday 17th October, 10.30am

Booking Essential

Following their highly successful previous event with Roman Glass, this time you have the opportunity to get “hands on” with Roman enamel. Details and booking form here


Women of Roman Britain - Professor Lindsay Allason-Jones

Aldborough Village Hall

Friday 25th October 2013, 7.30 pm


We are very lucky to have Professor Lindsay Allason-Jones give the first of our winter season of talks in Aldborough Village Hall starting at 7.30 p.m.  Many of you will know of her from appearances on Time Team  as a leading expert on the artefacts of Roman Britain.  She is also an entertaining speaker who brings Roman Britain to life for her audiences. Her talk assesses the evidence for the lives of women in Roman Britain. Using artefacts, inscriptions and historical sources, it attempts to answer the questions: where did these women come from? how did they spend their days? did they have a social life? and what was their legal status?

Free to FORA (Friends of Roman Aldborough) members       £4.00  Non-members


The Romans at Street House - Steve Sherlock

Stockton Central Library TS18 1TU

Tue. 29th October 2013, 7.30pm

Part of Teesside Archaeological Society’s lecture programme.   


A Roman building was found during excavations in 2008 and this dated to the 4th century AD. The site found in 2012 is of the same date based upon the artefacts and is provisionally thought to be part of the same complex forming a 4th century Romano-British estate. Steve’s lecture will focus upon the excavation of a Romano-British building recognised in 2012 and excavated in the summer of 2013.


The Romans come to Barnsley! - Professor Joann Fletcher

Aldborough Village Hall

Friday 22nd November 2013

We are delighted that Professor Joann Fletcher, from the recent BBC programme ” Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings” is coming to talk to the Friends of Roman Aldborough on Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm. Her talk ” The Romans come to Barnsley!” will take place in Aldborough Village Hall. Joann is currently writing her new series for the BBC and is also guest curating a new exhibition on the Romans in Barnsley opening in September at Barnsley’s new state – of – the – art museum. She is also busy working on an ” Egypt in Yorkshire ” project.


Joann, a knowledgeable, entertaining speaker, will enlighten us about Roman material found in Barnsley, Yorkshire ( and far beyond ) and will no doubt find some Egyptian links!

Aldborough Village Hall 7.30 pm

Free to FORA (Friends of Roman Aldborough) members       £4.00  Non-members