How the other half lived……………………………………in Roman times!

We have been very fortunate in securing another engaging and knowledgeable speaker for this HLF funded series of lectures which run alongside the excavations  into Roman sites within Boxford.

John Shepherd is currently Andante’s Director of Archaeology. He is an archaeologist who has worked extensively in the field in Europe. He is a specialist in the study of ancient glass and co-authored the book “The glass workers of Roman London.”

Much of John’s career has been focussed upon Roman provincial archaeology, working at the Museum of London for over 20 years. He published Professor W F Grimes’s post war excavations on the London Temple of Mithras and the Cripplegate Roman Fort and also established the Museum’s Archaeological Archive and Research Centre. He left the Museum in 2004 to work more closely with developing the use of museum archaeological collections in universities and schools, as well as teaching at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute on various aspects of European archaeology.

He will be delivering his lecture “How the other half lived…………………in Roman times” at Boxford Village Hall at 7.30pm on June 21st. This should give us a clue as to what we might expect to find in a Roman home – like the Roman villa we will be excavating in August – if we are lucky to find anything in one piece!!

So two dates for the diary: 21st June for the lecture and 12th August for the likely start of the new Roman excavations – if you are interested in joining us for the latter, please email: joy@appleton.uk.net (You don’t need to be experts or proficient – just interested! There will be experts overseeing the work.)