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four Monday afternoon talks: September here at the Roman circus visitor centre!

  The Trust is presenting a short programme of four illustrated public talks by Trust archaeologists here at the Roman circus visitor centre. The talks will take place on four Monday afternoons in September 2017: they will be held in the tea room of the visitor centre, which we convert into a lecture hall for […]

new book by Caroline Lawrence includes Colchester Roman circus!

‘Death in the arena’ is the new book of fiction by Caroline Lawrence. It was published in July ’17 by Orion Children’s Books and the Trust has been following it with interest. Caroline is a well-known children’s author who lives in London. Her new series of books – ‘The Roman quests’ – are set in […]

the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club – July ’17 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met here at the Roman circus visitor centre on Saturday 15th for their July meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… A few weeks ago, the Colchester YAC met up for our July meeting before the school summer holidays. YAC members honed their excavation skills in a sand-pit […]

new tourism campaign in Colchester: ‘If these walls could talk’

Today (28th July), an item was posted on the Colchester Gazette web-site titled ‘The true story of Colchester’s incredible Roman wall’ – at . This presents a brief history of the remarkable Roman town wall of Colchester and describes the programme of conservation of the town wall which Colchester Borough Council has been undertaking […]

Colchester Roman circus visitor centre is a Children’s University Learning Destination

        The Colchester Archaeological Trust is delighted to say that the Colchester Roman circus site and visitor centre have been included in the Colchester Cultural Trail 2017 as a Learning Destination. The Cultural Trail is part of the¬†Essex Children’s University or CU (Colchester Campus) scheme for children in Essex during the school […]

Festival of Archaeology 15th-30th July ’17: events in Essex

            The annual UK Festival of Archaeology starts tomorrow (Saturday 15th July) and continues until Sunday 30th July. The CBA says: ‘… Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology [CBA], the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and […]

the Trust investigates even more remains of the Roman circus

                      The week before last (the week of the 26th-30th June), the Trust was able to uncover and investigate even more remains of part of the Colchester Roman circus, during our very long-running watching brief on works at the Flagstaff House complex of buildings. This […]

the ‘Antiques road trip’ comes to the Roman circus visitor centre!

                  . Today (6th July), an ‘Antiques road trip’ production crew came to film the detour part of a special celebrity edition here at the Roman circus visitor centre! The crew consisted of antiques expert Roo Irvine and Dominic, the producer/cameraman, with a celebrity guest, the paralympian […]

new coffee house in Colchester displays remarkable Roman remains

Today (30th June), a new coffee house was opened near the east end of Colchester High Street – this is the Claudius Gateway. It is built over the remarkable exposed remains of the monumental Roman arcade which fronted the precinct of the Temple of Claudius. The Trust investigated and excavated the remains in 2012, 2014 […]

the Trust at Colchester Festival of Lifelong Learning – come and see us!

16+ or 60+ ? – learn something new! Come to the Colchester Festival of Lifelong Learning… . On Friday (30th June) and Saturday (1st July), the Trust will be presenting an information stall at the Festival of Lifelong Learning in Colchester. This is a great event in the Moot Hall of the Town Hall in […]

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