Vesuvius: a volcano, its history and legacy

Friday 3 May 2013,

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Leading experts discuss the famous volcano, including the context and aftermath of its AD 79 eruption.

Including Giuseppe Mastrolorenzo, The Vesuvius Observatory, Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth and contributor to the BBC TV series Volcano, and Clive Oppenheimer, University of Cambridge and author of Explosions that shook the world.

Followed by a Q&A chaired by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, University of Cambridge, who also shares his findings on the effect of earth movements on the built environment of Herculaneum.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.