Thursday 8 December 2016, 13.30 BP Lecture Theatre Free,booking required
For nearly 400 years, Britannia was part of Rome's European empire. It was not an entirely easy relationship, and a succession of ambitious politicians (including the piratical Carausius and the first Christian emperor, Constantine) used the island as a springboard to defy central government. Sam Moorhead, British Museum, and David Stuttard, authors of The Romans who shaped Britain, tell the story of the province’s place in the Roman Empire and the flamboyant, conniving and ambitious characters who shaped it until Britannia's exit around AD 409.Followed by a book signing.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)