Introduction to the Roman Empire

Introduction to the Roman Empire

Saturday 12 November 2016, 10.30-16.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£23, no concessions

This study day with the Open University is open to all. The Roman Empire offered so much to European and associated cultures, in language, way of life, military organisation, governmental systems and building. This study day asks how this happened, why the Romans were so influential, how other cultural differences and identities were subsumed by the Roman imperial way. 


Maritime archaeology uncovered

Maritime archaeology uncovered

Saturday 19 November 2016, 10.30-17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£28, Members/concessions £25

This study day, presented in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, will showcase the latest research and finds in the eastern Mediterranean. It will include discussions on how these objects have led to new interpretations of the links between ancient cultures. Full programme online in September. 


Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

Saturday 3 December 2016, 10.30–16.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£23, no concessions

This study day with the Open University is open to everyone, and complements and enhances an OU course. It explores what myth is, the context for myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Lectures and talks cover various characters including Hercules, Aeneas, Phaeton, Apollo, Diana and others. These are shown through painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, coins and medals, largely from the Museum's collection. Speakers are from the British Museum and UCL. 


Our Ice Age past

Our Ice Age past

Saturday 22 October 2016, 10:00 - 16:30
BP Lecture Theatre
£30, no concessions

New discoveries are continually changing our understanding of our ancient human past, from the 800,000-year-old footprints at Happisburgh to new insights into the earliest art. This study day will reveal through talks and discussion some of the latest research with special guest Alice Roberts and a screening of the latest film on the Ice Age art of Chauvet Cave.

The ticket price includes a sandwich lunch with wine.