Other assets and activities of the RRT
The Joan Pye Lecture
Five lectures have now been given in the series. The first (13th June 2002) was delivered by Professor Barry Cunliffe on 'The Romans in Hampshire: Rural Settlement and Recent Archaeology', the second, 'Recent fieldwork at Roman Silchester' (21st June 2004), by Professor Mike Fulford, the third, 'Fifty years of Roman Inscriptions of Britain', by Dr. Roger Tomlin (Wolfson College, University of Oxford) (22nd June 2006) and the fourth, 'Understanding Britain as a Roman Imperial Possession', by Professor David Mattingly (University of Leicester) (24th June 2008). The most recent lecture was given on the 'Vindolanda tablets: texts and contexts' at the University Museum in Oxford on 27th March 2010.
The next Joan Pye lecture, to be given by Roger Bland, Head of Portable Antiquities and Treasure at the British Museum, will take place in the Chancellor's Hall at Senate House at 5.30pm on Thursday 29th November, 2012. The lecture title is: "How coin finds are changing the face of Roman Britain: the contribution of the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme."
The David Smith Mosaic Archive
In 1999 the archive, which is in the Trust's, care was transferred from Devizes Museum to the Library of the Institute of Classical Studies in the hope of making it more generally accessible to scholars. It is housed in Room 339 within the Library and can be consulted by request during opening hours.