What is the course about?
This course looks at the rise and fall of the Roman city of London (Londinium) from its foundation in c AD47 to its abandonment in c AD457.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The material remains of Londinium, some key central archaeological sites, some of the many fascinating finds from Londinium, and the development and decline of the town.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Appreciate the remains of Londinium, some key aspects of its development and changes over time, and identify some of the main pottery types used by Roman Londoners. You will be inspired to seek out some of London’s Roman remains in your own time.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An enthusiastic interest in our capital’s development is key. A keen eye, an open mind and a desire to question will add to your understanding and enjoyment. The course assumes no prior knowledge of London’s history but you are
welcome to undertake any prior reading if you wish.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught online via Zoom. There will be presentations and a chance for questions and discussion. The tutor will also show students a range of Roman pottery excavated by archaeologists in London. You will be provided with information on visiting Roman archaeological sites in London in your own time should you wish to.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Have paper and pen available if you wish to take notes during the session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HLW103 The archaeology of London.