The Roman Research Trust (RRT)

The RRT is a charitable trust which offers financial support to research and education in the field of Romano-British Archaeology. This website describes the history, aims and assets of the Trust and illustrates its activities with examples of recently supported projects.

The RRT is registered under British Charity Number 800983.

Joan Pye lecture

The ninth Joan Pye lecture will be given by Prof. Simon Esmonde Cleary (University of Birmingham) on Chedworth: excavations and reimaginings at a Roman villa 1864-2018. The lecture will look at recent major advances in understanding of the Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the best known and most-visited in Britain. In preparing the 'final report' of the 1864 uncovering of the site, a laser scan of the standing masonry (some of it even Roman) has been combined with G.E. Fox's stone-by-stone drawing of the 1880s and C19 and C20 photographs to revolutionise understanding of the villa and its treatment. Excavations in the north wing have clarified the structural sequence, much extended the chronological range and clarified a complex history. Over 150 years on from the uncovering of the villa, revisiting old records and creating new ones have much to tell about one of the emblematic sites of Roman Britain.

The lecture is free and will take place at 6pm on November 13th in the Woburn Suite (G22/26), South Block, Senate House, University of London. There will be a reception afterwards.

Colin Beattie

The RRT gratefully acknowledges receipt of donations in memory of Colin Beattie, a great enthusiast for all things Roman.

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Richard Hobbs
Britain, Europe & Prehistory
The British Museum
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