28 March – 29 September 2013
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Recommend this exhibition
Tuesday 18 June, 19.00
The first live cinema event produced by the British Museum from a major exhibition.
Friday 19 April, 18.30–20.30
An opportunity to see the 1971 film Up Pompeii! starring Frankie Howerd.
Saturday 20 April, 10.00 & 14.00
Make a Roman mosaic based on designs from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Friday 3 May, 18.30–20.00
A discussion of the famous volcano, including the context and aftermath of its AD 79 eruption.
Saturday 4 May, 13.15–14.15
A lecture presenting the finds from the sewers of Herculaneum.
Friday 10 May, 18.30–21.00
Prepare yourself for a night on the town, Pompeii and Herculaneum style!
Friday 17 May, 18.30–20.00
An interactive event presenting the Roman poet, Virgil.
Saturday 18 May, 14.00–17.00
Get to grips with the basic principles of Latin in this workshop for adults.
Thursday 23 May, 13.15–14.15
A lecture tracing the development of Pompeian wall-paintings.
Friday 24 May, 13.15–14.00
Exhibition Curator Paul Roberts gives a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the exhibition.
Friday 24 May, 18.30–19.30
A lecture exploring what the human remains tell us about life and death in this region.
Monday 27–31 May, 11.00–16.00
Come to the Museum for a week of family activities inspired by Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Monday 27 May, 13.00–14.00
Best-selling children's author Caroline Lawrence tells what life was like for animals.
Friday 31 May, 13.00–14.00
Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence explores what life was like for a Roman child.
Friday 31 May, 18.30–19.30
A lecture discussing the amazing new discoveries at Herculaneum.
Saturday 1 June, 14.00–15.00
Come and listen to a series of dramatic readings charting the story of daily life.
Friday 14 June, 18.30–20.00
A debate examining Latin's place in the classroom and broader culture.
Friday 5 July, 13.15–14.15
A lecture considering women under the Roman Empire.
Saturday 6 July, 14.00–15.00
A screening of the documentary Pompeii: The Last Day.
Friday 12 July, 18.30–19.45
A lecture on the attraction, considerations and processes of writing on life in the Roman world.
Thursday 27 June
Friday 28 June
Tuesday 2 July
Friday 5 July
Saturday 6 July
Thursday 11 July
Friday 12 July
Friday 19 July
Friday 26 July
Saturday 17 August