Chalcedony cameo portrait bust of the younger Agrippina with tightly-curled hair, broken off at the base of the neck, green in colour.

Event information

1 Oct 2021


Online event


Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

These events are free however donations are greatly appreciated.

Sign up to our emails and be the first to hear about upcoming events.

Are you a student studying Classical Civilisation or Ancient History at GCSE or A Level?

Join British Museum staff and expert guest speakers for online presentations on key topics to help support your studies. 

The focus for this study day is Nero and the Julio Claudian dynasty and the social, economic and politic world of the Roman empire. The role of women in both the Ancient Roman and Greek worlds will be discussed and there will be opportunities to develop study skills through exploring Ancient Greek inscriptions and vases.

Please see the programme overview for a timetable of the day's talks. For further information about the talks and the speakers, view the full programme.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We're hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

Read our booking form privacy policy.

Programme overview

10.00: Nero: the man behind the myth
Francesca Bologna (Project Curator – Nero: the man behind the myth)

10.45: The imperial image and propaganda on Julio-Claudian coinage
Dr Sam Moorhead (National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum)

11.05: Women in power: the Julio-Claudian dynasty
Professor Annalisa Marzano (University of Reading)

11.35: Who were the Roman Britons? Recent work on mobility and migration
Professor Hella Eckhardt (University of Reading)

12.00: Introducing Nero and the women behind the man
Professor Dame Mary Beard DBE, FSA, FBA (classicist, author and Trustee of the British Museum)

12.20: Tiberius and the Augustan Principate
Dr Anthony Smart (York St John University)

12.40: Athenian religion and the women of ancient Athens: using the evidence of inscriptions at the British Museum
Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)

13.00: Athenian democracy and empire in the age of Pericles: using the evidence of inscriptions at the British Museum
Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)

13.20: Reading Greek vases
Dr Peter Swallow (Teacher of Classics and Research Associate, Kings College London)

13.45: Introducing Greek theatre 
Natalie Haynes (classicist, broadcaster and comedian)

For further information about these talks, view the full programme.

Privacy policy

Privacy policy

The personal data you provide to us on the event booking form is being collected so that we can administer the event efficiently and, if necessary, contact you with important updates about the event. It will only be used by the British Museum for this purpose, it will not be shared with any third parties and it will be securely deleted as soon as the event has ended. This privacy information does not apply to the processing of your personal data by Zoom which will be governed by the terms of the agreement made between you and Zoom when you subscribed to their service.