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 talks, and which includes a large projection screen on the stage (see image of a previous afternoon talk above). The talks will all start at 2.00 pm and finish at 3.00 pm. Two of the talks will include finds handling (see details below). We hope to present four popular talks about our work and about archaeology in Colchester and Essex which will inform and entertain you!

 

 

 

 

1/4  Monday 4th September: Trust archaeologist and buildings specialist Chris Lister will start the Trust’s programme of four talks with an illustrated talk – learn how to investigate the date of your house.
‘Is your house older than mine?’.

2/4  Monday 11th September: Trust archaeologist and pottery specialist Steve Benfield will continue the Trust’s programme of four talks with an illustrated talk – discover how pottery fragments can be used in the dating of contexts and sites.
‘Why I’m potty about pots…’.
The session will include finds handling.

3/4  Monday 18th September: Trust archaeologist Adam Wightman will continue the Trust’s programme of four talks with an illustrated talk –
‘Ancient DIY’.
The session will include finds handling.

4/4  Monday 25th September: Trust director and senior archaeologist Philip Crummy will conclude the Trust’s programme of four talks with an illustrated talk –
‘The secret truth about Boudicca’
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Boudicca was the queen of the British Iceni tribe and she led the ‘Boudican revolt’ against the Roman occupation of Britain in AD 61, when the Roman towns of St Albans, London and Colchester were burned to the ground… (We can’t reveal here what the secret is!)

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Admission £2 per person. No booking necessary.
Free car-parking spaces (and the Butt Road P&D car-park is a few minutes’ walk away). The Roman circus visitor centre is wheelchair-accessible.
*** Light refreshments will be available to purchase here between 12.30 pm and 4.00 pm on the days of the talks.

For more details, please contact us via info[at]catuk.org .

All welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

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* The Roman circus visitor centre is also the venue for two other programmes of talks. From the 14th September 2017, on Thursday evenings, Colchester Recalled (the oral history group) will present a monthly talk here and, from the 9th October, on Monday evenings, the Colchester Archaeological Group will present a weekly talk here. More details at www.colchesterrecalled.co.uk/meetings.html and at http://caguk.net/talks/ .

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