The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

100th Anniversary of 1st Roman Society Meeting

June 3rd Centenary Celebration at the British Museum

To mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the Roman Society on 3rd June, 1910, there was a celebration at the British Museum.  The President of the Society, Andrew Burnett (as the Emperor Vespasian) was joined by Bettany Hughes, Mary Beard and a number of classicists, archaeologists and staff of the British Museum in costume.  The Imperial Guard was provided by the re-enactment group Legio II Augusta.  Classics students from Godolphin and Latymer School and Holland Park Comprehensive presented a Birthday Card to the Emperor. 

In the morning, the President was interviewed on the Today Programme, and at lunchtime he delivered a public lecture on "Hordes and Hoards in Roman Britain" in the Clore Education Centre.

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Andrew Burnett as Vespasian
Andrew Burnett as Vespasian

Centenary Celebration at the British Museum

Centenary Celebration at the British Museum

Centenary Celebration at the British Museum

Centenary Celebration at the British Museum

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