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A-level lunchtime lecture

The Romans who shaped Britain 

Lectures & discussions / 6 Feb 2023


Event information

6 Feb 2023


BP Lecture Theatre

Free, advance booking essential


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Explore the influence of Roman emperors on the history of Roman Britain with Dr Sam Moorhead, National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum.

Led by experts in the field, these lunchtime lectures are designed to support A-level students and teachers taking Classical Civilisation or Ancient History A-levels and other equivalent qualifications.

It is 10 years since Sam Moorhead and David Stuttard published The Romans who Shaped Britain. There was criticism at the time that it focused too much on powerful rulers; it was still the vogue then to view historical changes as being driven by long-term socio-economic factors.

However, the last few years have shown us how powerful individuals can have an enormous impact on changing the narrative and course of history. Moorhead will show the great influence that several Roman emperors had on the history of Roman Britain in a talk that resonates strongly today.

To attend this event

  • This event is for UK schools only.
  • Book now to attend with your school. To book by phone, 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.