Your Roman Past

  • January 23, 2019
  • castor praetorium

Plans for a major local Conference about Roman Peterborough are taking shape. You need to book now to secure a place.

“Your Roman Past” is a one-day conference featuring six well known speakers. It will take place on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Castor.

The conference is being organised by the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust. and full details can be found on their website:

CONFERENCE DETAILS ON NVAT WEBSITE

The one-day conference provides a unique opportunity to showcase the wealth of Roman archaeology in the Nene Valley. Six eminent speakers will address the topic of “Your Roman Past”. The Conference is aimed at both those who live in the local area – and anyone with an interest in how 400 years of Roman occupation changed Peterborough’s landscape. The conference is taking place on the site of one of the largest Roman buildings in Britain – the so called Castor Praetorium. Castor is just a mile from the Roman town of Durobrivae alongside the Ermine Street bridge over the River Nene. It is close to Normangate Field which was an industrial suburb central to the Roman Nene Valley pottery and iron industries.

​The speakers have played a direct role in discovering and interpreting the Roman history of the Nene Valley – both as hands on archaeologists and as respected academics.

Topics include:

  • The invasion of Britain and how the IXth Legion came to Longthorpe
  • Durobrivae   – The rise of the town and its development
  • The significance of Christianity in the life of this area

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