Other assets and activities of the RRT


The Joan Pye Lecture
Joan Pye is a former Trustee of the Roman Research Trust. On retiring as a Trustee, she offered a sum of money to establish a biennial lecture series to be given by a leading archaeologist or Romanist. The object of the lecture series is to help disseminate knowledge and appreciation of our Roman heritage.

The first lecture, (13th June 2002), was delivered by Professor Barry Cunliffe on ‘The Romans in Hampshire: Rural Settlement and Recent Archaeology’, and the second, ‘Recent fieldwork at Roman Silchester’ (21st June 2004) by Professor Mike Fulford, both at the Society of Antiquaries, London.

The 3rd lecture, ‘Fifty years of Roman Inscriptions of Britain’, will be given by Dr. Roger Tomlin (Wolfson College, University of Oxford) on Thursday 22nd June 2006, at 6.00 in the House of Lords. Admission is free but by ticket only as numbers are strictly limited. For tickets please apply giving your name and contact details (including email if possible) to Dr John Pearce, Department of Classics, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, john.pearce@kcl.ac.uk. Tickets will be dispatched in late May with information on the venue and entrance procedures.'

The David Smith Mosaic Archive
David J. Smith Mosaic Archive consists of books, periodicals, pamphlets, photographs and slides and represents a lifetime's research on ancient mosaics by David Smith, one of the foremost authorities on Roman mosaics. It therefore constitutes a valuable research resource. The Trust is committed to keeping the collection up-to-date by regular purchase of specialist mosaic publications.

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.

ICS Library, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Tel. enquiries: 020 7862 8709
Website http://www.sas.ac.uk/icls/