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Other Events

BBC History Magazine's M Shed Weekend

BBC History Magazine presents:

Roman Britain Day

Saturday 27th February, 10.00am - 5.30pm

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol 


Find out how Britain was incorporated into the Roman empire and what life was like for those living under occupation, with speakers Barry Cunliffe, Richard Hobbs, David Mattingly, Bronwen Riley and Miles Russell.

The BBC History Magazine is pleased to offer Roman Society members a 10% discount as follows:

Ticket prices:

Full price: £75 – non-subscription holders: £67.50 for Roman Society members

Full price: £70 – Subscribers: £63 for Roman Society members

Please use the discount code of RS16

Tickets include tickets to all talks, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and book signings all held at the fantastic venue, The M Shed in Bristol.

To book:



On the following the BBC History Magazine is  presenting another event. Details are below and the same offer to Roman Society members applies.

First World War Day in 1916 Day

Sunday 28th February, 10.00am - 5.30pm

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol 


Discover the story of 1916 - the year of the battles of the Somme and Jutland and of great changes back at home - with speakers Peter Hart, Nick Hewitt, David Reynolds, Catriona Pennell and Andrew Roberts.

Cheshire Hoards Conference

Saturday 27 February

Museum of Liverpool

The Cheshire Hoards and the Romano-British North West

A day conference on the Cheshire Hoards and their historical context in the Romano-British north west.

More information and a programme are available here.

British Museum conference

Hoarding and Deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and Beyond

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Friday 11 - and Saturday 12 March 2016

The conference is free, but ticketed, so booking is essential.

This conference arises out of the work of the Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain Project, a three-year joint research initiative between the British Museum and the University of Leicester, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The conference will explore the deposition and hoarding of coins and other artefacts in later prehistoric and Roman Britain and Europe, and will critically re-examine the evidence for social, economic and political instability during the third century AD. Among the many topics the papers will cover are an assessment of ‘ritual’ deposition in the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age; hoarding and social status at rural sites in the Romano-British countryside; the Piercebridge Roman river metalwork deposits; the significance of landscape in the deposition of Iron Age and Roman coin hoards; social, political and economic changes in Britain and the Continent in the 3rd century AD; Carausius, Allectus and the British Empire; and hoarding patterns and monetary change.

Details of the conference are now ‘live’ on the BM events webpage at:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=2855&title=Crisis or continuity? Hoarding and deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and beyond &eventType=Conference

In addition to the main conference over two days, on the evening of Friday 11th March from 18.30 to 19.30 PM, there will also be a ticketed free public lecture at the British Museum by Dr Philip de Jersey, entitled Jersey, Treasure Island: discovering the world's largest hoard of Celtic coins.

Download a flyer here.