Shining a Light on the 1st century AD in the South-East CANCELLED

Saturday, 9 May, 2020 - 09:30 to 17:00


Unfortunately due to the current situation with COVID-19 we have decided to cancel this conference on 9th May 2020.


We hope to re-schedule it for May 2021.


Refunds will be issued automatically and there is no need to contact us


Following the great success of the 2018 conference on the transition from Roman to Saxon in the South-East, the Roman Studies Group is arranging another such event, this time focusing on the end of the Iron Age and the start of Roman Britain in our area.

In recent years the Group has carried out or assisted on fieldwork at sites such as Abinger, Ashtead, Chiddingfold, Ewell and Flexford, all of which have added important information to our understanding of the period in the years before and after the time when our part of England became formally a part of the Roman Empire. We aim to set these discoveries in their wider setting in the South-East. 

It promises to be as enjoyable and stimulating a meeting as the one in 2018 and we look forward to attracting a similarly enthusiastic audience.



   Shining a light on the transition from Late Iron Age

to Early Roman SE England

Saturday 9th May 2020

Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey  KT21 2BE

 9.30        Registration

10.00       Chair, Paul Booth, University of Oxford   Welcome and introductory remarks

10.10       Thomas Matthews Boehmer, Doctoral Student, University of Cambridge     

                  Tracking Identity change and societal shift              

10.45       Discussion and Refreshments (10.50) 

11.15       Tom Brindle, Cotswold Archaeology   Coins and material culture

11.50       Louise Rayner (with input from Anna Doherty) Archaeology South-East, UCL

                  Location, location, location: exploring variability in LIA-Roman pottery assemblages through case studies from SE England

12.25       Discussion and Lunch (12.30)

13.30       Tony King, Professor of Archaeology, University of Winchester

                  The archaeology of religious sites in SE Britain, 1st century BC to 2nd century AD                

14.05         Martyn AllenOxford Archaeology   The countryside in the South-East

14.40       Discussion and Refreshments (14.45)   

15.10         David Rudling, Honorary Fellow, University of Roehampton      

                  ‘Becoming Roman? ‘: The Late Iron Age to Early Roman transition in Sussex

15.55         Mike Fulford, Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading       

                 Silchester: from Iron Age oppidum to Roman city

16.30       Chair    Discussion and closing comments

16.45      Close

Tickets £15                      Book online at

Morning and afternoon refreshments included. Long stay carpark and lunch opportunities

adjacent to venue.  Ashtead station within easy distance walking. 














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Postal Address: 
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall
Woodfield Lane
KT21 2BE