Bathing in the Roman Empire

Thursday 25/10/12 00:00

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX

An evening lecture with Stephen Clews Thursday 25th October 7 - 8.30pm This lecture explores the origins of Roman bathing culture and considers why it became such an important part of Roman life.
Bathing in the Roman Empire An evening lecture with Stephen Clews Thursday 25th October 7 - 8.30pm This lecture explores the origins of Roman bathing culture and considers why it became such an important part of Roman life. Through the evidence of archaeology and classical sources we will see how this led to the creation of some remarkable architecture around the Empire and learn what Romans themselves thought about bathing and the experience of going to the baths. Stephen Clews is Manager of the Roman Baths in Bath, and may be known to some local people from a spell as Assistant Curator at the Corinium Museum in the 1980s. He serves as a trustee of a number of organisations including The Roman Society, The Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics and The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeology Society. Cost: £5.65 or £5 for season ticket holders and Friends of the Corinium Museum. All lectures are from 7 - 8.30pm (this includes time for questions). Finish times may vary. Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611 Email: museums@cotswold.gov.uk Website: http://www.coriniummuseum.cotswold.gov.uk