What's on at Senhouse Roman Museum 2018
Half-term: Tuesday 13th - Sunday 18th February
The Museum is open every day, 10.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 14th February, 2 - 4pm:
Family craft drop-in: visitors can make and take-away their own jewelled dagger using recycled material
Every Sunday afternoon 2 - 4pm
Finds handling drop-in in the Kirby Gallery with a volunteer. This is your opportunity to handle real Roman objects.
Saturday 28th April 2018
The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria and Beyond
A day conference, which will present and discuss the lives of women at the north-western edge of the Roman Empire. Speakers include Professor Maureen Carroll (Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield), Dr Ursula Rothe (Lecturer in Classical Studies, Open University), Alex Croom (Keeper of Archaeology, Tyne and Wear Museums), Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene (Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario), Dr Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University) and Professor David Breeze (Senhouse Roman Museum). The conference will be chaired by Professor Maureen Fordham (University College London (UCL), Institute for Risk and Disaster Recovery).
Conference fee: £20 (includes tea and coffee)
Lunch can be prebooked for £10
Tickets can be booked by contacting the museum on 01900 816168. Payment by debit and credit card accepted.
10.00: Arrival and coffee
10.30: Opening by Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria
10.45: Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene
Women's lives in the north-west provinces: Vindolanda and its frontier setting
11.30: Professor Maureen Carroll
Experiencing motherhood in the Roman world
12.15: Dr. Tatiana Ivleva
Strictly worn by women? Multivocality of Romano-British glass bangles
14.00: Alex Croom
Life in the Roman home
14.45: Dr. Ursula Rothe
Women and Roman dress in the northern frontiers
16.00: Professor David Breeze
Did the women follow the men? The hazards of life in the northern frontier
Contact the museum for a list of accommodation within walking distance of the museum, and for travel suggestions.