The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


The Roman Society was founded in 1910 to advance the understanding of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

Today the Roman Society has almost 2,000 members worldwide and is the leading organisation for those interested in Roman history, archaeology, literature and art.

Join us and enjoy reading our prestigious journals (Britannia and the Journal of Roman Studies), access to one of the world's greatest classics libraries, and a varied programme of events, including conferences, lectures and site visits.

The Society encourages Roman studies by offering a wide range of grants to support research and publications, by providing training opportunities for young researchers, and by promoting the teaching of Latin in schools.

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Library evening and Saturday opening


We are pleased that the library is now able to open on Saturdays (10am-4:30pm) and to resume extended opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (6-8pm) during term time. Opening hours are currently: Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 6.00pm - extended to 8.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in term time Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Please continue to book your visits on the library website.

Upcoming events


Tuesday 19 October at 6pm. Online event: Nero. The Man Behind Myth. Behind the scenes with the curator, Thorsten Opper. Wednesday 27 October, 2021, 5.30-8pm. City of Rome colloquium. Court Room, Senate House. Please email if you would like to attend to guarantee a place, as numbers will be limited due to social distancing restrictions at Senate House:

New Discoveries Across the Empire


Online event. Saturday 19 June, 2021, 2.00-5.45pm This year, the Archaeology Committee Biennial Conference highlights new discoveries throughout the Empire, while Professor John Wilkes will conclude with a lecture to help us look forward to RAC/TRAC Split which will now take place 6-8 April, 2022. For joining instructions by zoom, contact:

The Roman Society
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Telephone: 020 7862 8727


The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) is a registered charity in the UK.

Charity Registration Number: 210644
Company Registration Number: 114442