Roman Studies Group

About the Group

The Group was set up to provide a forum in which members interested in the Romano-British period can discuss and exchange views and to encourage research, fieldwork and publication. It has become firmly established  with over 100 members who enjoy a monthly lecture programme throughout the winter months as well as full-day seminars on topics of interest such as "Industry in Roman Britain" and "How Roman was Roman Britain?" . A varied programme of  visits to museums sites throughout the country and one overseas visit to German Trier has also been arranged.

Projects include excavations at Abinger Roman Villa,  Flexford industrial and settlement site and cooperation with EEHAS in excavations at the Township of Roman Ewell.

Members at work excavating Ashtead Roman Villa

A key aim is to keep projects properly matched to the available resources and designed to answer specific questions. The Group is working under a formal research agenda for the Roman period that feeds into the overall agenda for Surrey and ultimately the South-East.

Membership

Membership is open to all individual members of Surrey Archaeological Society. The annual subscription for a year from 1 April is currently just £5.00. Cheques should be made payable to "Roman Studies Group" and sent to:

David Calow,

14 Beech Lane, GuildfordGU2 4ES

Furher information may be obtained from The Secretary, Nikki Cowlard on 01372 745432 or at nikki.cowlard@btinternet.com