Town and Country in the Roman Cotswolds

Thursday 29/01/15 19:00 - 20:00

Corinium Museum

We all know that Cirencester was an important Roman town and that the Cotswolds were populated by rich villas. But how did town and country fit together? Just what role did Cirencester play?
An evening Lecture with Neil Holbrook, Cotswold Archaeology Thursday 29 January, 7- 8.30pm We all know that Cirencester was an important Roman town and that the Cotswolds were populated by rich villas. But how did town and country fit together? Just what role did Cirencester play - was it an administrative centre somewhat detached for its hinterland, or a bustling and vibrant market town? There were also literally hundreds of Roman farms in the Cotswolds which didn't have villa houses. Were these the homes of free peasant small holdings, or the workers who kept the grand villa houses and their estates going? Neil's lecture will look at these questions and examine why the Cotswolds were such a vibrant and wealthy part of Roman Britain. Neil Holbrook is Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology. He gained a first class honours degree in archaeology from Newcastle University in 1984 before starting work in professional archaeology and has acquired over 25 years experience in the field. Cost: £6 per person, £5.50 for season ticket holders. Booking essential
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