Trustees and Officers of the RRT


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Current Trustees and Officers

Professor A.K.Bowman MA PhD FBA (Chairman, 1990)

Alan Bowman is Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford. He taught at the University of Manchester from 1972-7 and was Official Student and Tutor in Ancient History at Christ Church, University of Oxford from 1977-2002. His publications include Egypt after the Pharaohs, The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets (with J.D.Thomas) and Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier, Vindolanda and its People (3rd ed. forthcoming in 2003). He has co-edited Vols. X, XI and XII of the new edition of the Cambridge Ancient History. His main research interests are in papyrology and the social and economic history of the Roman Empire. He is currently President of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.

Lindsay Allason-Jones, BA, MLitt, FSA, FSAScot, MIFA, FMA

Director of Archaeological Museums and Reader in Roman Material Culture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Her research interests include topics related to women’s lives in the Roman Empire, Rome’s relationship with its neighbours, and Roman material culture in general.

Robin Birch, CB, DL, MA (Oxon) (2002)

Read Literae Humaniores at Oxford followed by 33 years in the Civil Service and now 7 years’ extensive service in voluntary Trusteeships. Has an abiding enthusiasm for Roman antiquities.

A.S. Esmonde Cleary, BA, DPhil

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. His research interests lie principally in the western provinces (including Britain), with a particular interest in the later Roman period and the transition to the early Middle Ages. Recently he has been working in south-western France, from 1994-2000 on the late Roman walls of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, since 2001 at Éauze, the capital of the late Roman province of Novempopulana.

Catherine Johns BA, DLitt, FSA

Curator of the Romano-British collections in the British Museum for nearly 35 years before her retirement in 2002. Prior to that she held posts in the National Museum of Wales and the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn. Her principal research interests are in Roman jewellery and silver, Romano-British art, and aspects of Roman Egypt. She also holds strong and controversial views on the functions of museums in modern society.

Peter Johnson BA

Graduated in archaeology, University of Leicester 1978. Postgraduate research (Romano-British Mosaics), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1978–80. Special interest, Roman mosaics and Roman architecture. Co-founded ASPROM (Association for Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics) in 1978. Author of Romano-British Mosaics, Shire Archaeology 1982, to be reprinted 2002. Assistant Director of Archaeology, Littlecote Excavation project, 1980–1991. Entered the law in 1992 (Civil Litigation). Chairman of Bath Archaeological Trust since January 2002.

Professor S. J. Keay BA, PhD FSA (from December 2003)

Simon Keay is Professor of the Archaeology of Iberia and the Roman Empire at the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton. He has been at Southampton since 1985. His publications include Late Roman Amphorae in the Western Mediterranean (1984), Roman Spain (1988), A Roman Provincial Capital and its Territory: The Tarragona Survey 1985-1990 (with M. Millett) (1995), and the Archaeology of Early Roman Baetica (1998). He has undertaken fieldwork in different parts of Spain, and currently co-directs the Roman Towns in the Middle and Lower Tiber Valley project in Italy (1999-2004). His main interests are in social, economic and cultural transformations in the Roman empire.

Hamish Orr-Ewing (Hon. Treasurer)

Industrialist. Served in 1939-45 war, Captain, Black Watch, stockbrokers clerk for two years then joined Ford Motor Company, became product planning manager on original Cortina, moved to Rank Xerox in 1965, managing director of UK operations 1971, Regional director UK, France and Benelux 1977 Chairman 1980-86. Non exec chairman of Jaguar 85-6 and non-exec director of other public companies. President of the Shaw Trust 03. Keen amateur interest in the Roman Empire and collector of the Imperial coinage, a founding Trustee.

Honorary Secretary

Dr John Pearce
Department of Classics
North Building
Strand Campus
King's College
London WC2R 2LS



Mr. Duncan King, BA FCA ATII

Former Trustees

Mr Peter Johnson
Prof. A.C.King
Prof. Peter Salway
Sir John Sykes Bt
Mr. R.Paling
Miss J.M.Pye
Dr. G.Webster
The Hon Mrs. Mary Ann Marten
Prof. M.Todd
Dr. T.W.Potter