Roman coin depicting the Colosseum, on a black background.

A-level study day for schools

The Roman world

Study days & courses / 8 Mar 2024


Supported by

Graham and Joanna Barker, Hugh and Catherine Stevenson and Christian Levett

Event information

8 Mar 2024


Clore Centre for Education

Free, advance booking essential

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181
For UK schools only


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Join British Museum staff and expert guest speakers at this study day for students aged 16+ which will support those studying A-level Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.

Each presentation will last around 45 minutes and cover subjects including:

  • Legion: life in the Roman army, with Richard Abdy, Legion exhibition curator
  • Roman Britain: life in an imperial province, with Dr Katharine Hoare, from the British Museum's School and Young Audiences team
  • Entertainment and Exploitation: Roman Culture in the Amphitheatre, with Dr Virginia L Campbell, Associate Lecturer at The Open University

The full programme will be available soon.

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Legion: life in the Roman army exhibition during the school-exclusive morning session between 10.00 and 12.00.

This event is part of the public programme supporting the exhibition Legion: life in the Roman army (1 February – 23 June 2024).

To attend this event

  • This event is for UK schools only.
  • To attend this free event call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7323 8181.
  • Students must be accompanied by a member of school staff.
  • Home educated students are welcome with an attending adult but please note we are unable to accommodate younger siblings at this event.
  • This event is aimed at A-level students aged 16+. Year 11 pupils who are interested in extending their knowledge and considering studying the relevant subjects at A-level are also welcome.

Programme overview

10.00–10.30: Registration in The Clore Centre for Education foyer

10.00–12.00: Opportunity to visit the Legion: life in the Roman army exhibition

12.00–12.30: Lunch slot reserved in the Ford Centre for Young Visitors

12.30–15.00: Presentations in the BP Lecture Theatre (further details will be available soon)