Saturday 16th June
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum
The Roman Society with the British Museum celebreated the London Olympics with a series of lectures
2.30 Tony Wilmott: Different people, different games? Amphitheatre and community in Roman Britain
3.00 Professor Charlotte Roueché: A globalised sporting culture: Roman contests in the Greek east
4.30 Professor Mary Beard: The Roman Olympic Games
Ancient Sports Family Day
The Roman Society was also pleased to sponsor a Family Day on the theme of Ancient Sports at the British Museum.
Gladiator exhibition fights by members of the re-enactment group Legio II Augusta took place on the Museum's forecourt.
One of these was filmed by Samuel Cockings who managed to shoot and put together the film as a bystander. The film is available on youtube here.