Women of the Roman Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire for many generations and its military installations and personnel have had a great deal of attention from archaeologists and the public alike over the years. This lecture looks at the evidence for women also being present on the Wall. Who were they? Where did they come from? What were their lives like? are all questions that will be addressed with some surprising results at our talk on Wednesday 22 July 2015 (7.00pm for 7.30pm).

'Regina' from South Shields

‘Regina’ from South Shields

The speaker is Lindsay Allason-Jones, OBE, BA, Mlitt, FSA, FSAScot, FMA, FRSA. Lindsay Allason-Jones was Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies and Reader in Roman Material Culture at Newcastle University until she retired in 2011, having previously been Director of Archaeological Museums for the University, responsible for the Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology. She is a Trustee of many of the Hadrian’s Wall museums and serves on the Board of Management of the Great North Museum. She is currently Chair of the Marc Fitch Fund and a Council Member and Past President of the Society of Antiquaries. She’s also, by all accounts, a very engaging, as well as extremely knowledgeable, speaker.

The talk will take place at The Corner House, Heaton Road, NE6 5RP at 7.30pm and is FREE to Heaton History Group members. Non-members pay £2. The doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm.

Please book your place by contacting maria@heatonhistorygroup.org /07443 594154. Until Wednesday 14 May, bookings will be accepted from Heaton History Group members only but after that will be open to all-comers.

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