How Roman Was Roman Britain?

10th May 2014

Chertsey Hall, Chertsey

A Day Conference organised by the Roman Studies Group of Surrey Archaeological Society

Just how 'Roman' life was in Roman Britain is still hotly debated. Issues to be covered during the Conference will include: What was the situation prior to the Roman invasion of AD 43? What did being 'Roman' involve? In what ways and to what extent were 'Roman' life styles and religious habits adopted by the native population? How did the situation differ between the towns and the countryside? What role did immigrants play? How did these features change during the lifetime of Britannia?

Professor Michael Fulford will chair the Conference and the speakers will include:

Professor Tim Champion – Southern Britain before the Conquest

Professor Martin Millet – On Being a Roman

Philip Crummy – Large Towns and Town Life – Colchester

Paul Booth – Small Towns and Town Life

Alex Smith – The Impact of Rome on the Countryside

Dr Hella Eckardt – Immigrants and Locals

Professor Tony King –Religions in Southern Roman Britain

The Conference will be held in the Chertsey Hall, Chertsey, Surrey and will run from 9.30 until 17.15.

Tickets will cost £18 (£16 for members; £10 for students) and will include morning coffee and afternoon tea. A hot lunch will be available at the Hall for approximately £9 for two courses. Further details and an application form can be found at


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