The Roman Finds Group Autumn Conference
in association with Colchester and Ipswich Museums
Monday November 11th 2019
(with the option of a pre meeting (10th November) walking tour of Roman Colchester)


To see all of the meeting information, costs and how to book please click here or for further information please contact Stephen Greep at

Finds from Roman Colchester: Conference Schedule


10.00 Registration (with tea, coffee and biscuits)

10.30 Welcome: Glynn Davies, Colchester and Ipswich Museums

Session one: Chair:  Jenny Hall, Roman Finds Group

10.35 Nina Crummy, Independent researcher. The early history of Colchester Museum and its collections.

11.00 Matt Fittock, Finds Liaison Officer, (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire), Portable antiquities Scheme. The Pipeclay Figurines from the Colchester Childs Burial.

11.25 Glynn Davis, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. An Amber distaff discovered in Colchester Museum's collections.

11.50 Ben Paites, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Roman brooches of Colchester

12.15 Glynn Davis and Ben Paites, Colchester and Ipswich Museums: Adorn: The Exhibition

12.35 Lunch and
• viewing of ‘Adorn’ Exhibition
• tour of the Museum Vaults or Castle roof

Session Two. Chair: Glynn Davis Colchester and Essex Museums

14.00 Frank Hargrave, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Gosbecks; Iron Age continuity or Roman appropriation? The material evidence.

14.25 Laura Pooley, Colchester Archaeological Trust. An animal headed linch-pin from Colchester's Roman circus.

14.50 Emma Holloway, Colchester Archaeological Trust. Lead coffins from Colchester: An illustrator's view

15.15 Coffee, Tea and biscuits – viewing of posters and finds

Session Three: Chair: Stephen Greep, Meetings Co-ordinator, Roman Finds Group

15.45 Sophie Flynn – Finds Liaison Officer (Essex), Portable Antiquities Scheme. Recent PAS finds from Colchester and Essex.

16.10  Edwin Wood, King’s College, London. The Roman Military Equipment from Colchester.

16.35 Adam Parker, Open University. Roman Magic: The Camulodunum Case Study

17.00 Closing remarks:  Chairman Roman Finds Group.


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