This ten-week, face- to- face course will be delivered as informal illustrated lectures,
with student participation encouraged. Each topic will be introduced, described and
discussed with active input from students encouraged with class discussions. Taking a
fresh look at Roman Britain in the light of recent discoveries and academic
developments we shall reappraise what Roman Britain means in a post-imperial
world. The role of militarism, slavery and economics will be examined using the
topics listed in the course description.
This is a course for anyone who has an interest in Roman or Romano-British history.
You do not need any previous experience.
The course will be well-illustrated. You will look at recent developments in RomanoBritish Archaeology over the last 50 years. We shall discuss:
• the Roman Army;
• Urban settlement;
• the British spas, specifically Bath;
• Early London - civilian and army;
• Caligula's Ships and pre-invasion ports on the channel shore (we may perhaps look
at Caligula's private life at the Palace).
Using archaeology (terrestrial and 'marine'), ancient history, numismatics (coin
studies) and aerial evidence. The tutor will develop the themes listed above to create
a meaningful historic narrative.
Come and enjoy learning amongst like-minded people. You will have the chance to
discuss the evidence with the tutor and other group members and to express your own
views based on the information provided. You will be encouraged to go on to do your
What financial support is available?
We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey.
Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.
What other support is available?
All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.