Lecture, Central London, Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023 - 18:00

Landscapes of Roman Britain

Remains of hill fort of Roman Britain

We used to think Roman Britain was a largely untamed natural landscape of woodland with occasional opulent villas representing the houses of an alien elite, set side by side with scattered peasant settlements. Archaeological work since the 1940s has radically altered this understanding through a combination of large-scale excavation and a revolution in remote sensing techniques, revealing a more varied picture of housing, farming, settlement and industry.

This lecture will explore our current knowledge of the nature of Roman imperialism and the history of Britain.

Professor Martin Millett

Professor Martin Millett

Martin Millett has been the Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at The University of Cambridge since 2001. He previously held academic posts at the Universities...

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