Saturday, 16 June 2018

Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting. London. 15 October 2018

The Roman Finds Group Autumn Conference
in association with
The Museum of London
Monday October 15th 2018

The conference comprises three sessions of papers with twelve talks covering various aspects of Roman funerary archaeology and finds, primarily in London. We are getting more and more people to our meetings and this meeting will also be widely advertised by the Museum of London and MOLA marketing teams so early booking is strongly advised. The cost of the meeting is £18 for fully paid up RFG members, £15 for students and £22 for non-members. Attendance applications can be made by filling out the form below and returning it with the required payment to the address stated.

What’s included?
·         Access to all conference sessions and poster viewings.
·         Tea, coffee, and biscuits as per the conference programme.
·         Visit to the ‘The Roman Dead’ Exhibition during the lunch break.

Book Sales/Poster Displays
There will be space for posters, and discussion during all breaks. There will also be space for the sale of books should anyone wish to do so. If so, please contact Stephen Greep in advance. MOLA will be offering Roman cemetery excavation reports for sale at a discount and PCA (Pre-construct Archaeology) will be selling discounted copies of their Roman Burials in Southwark and other reports

Getting to the Museum of The London Docklands
The closest tube station is West India Quay - the museum entrance is two minutes’ walk. To find more information about getting to the museum please visit their website:  

Questions and Further Information
More details about the exhibition Museum of London Docklands Roman Dead are available at https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/roman-dead?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9P_thPf_2AIVxbztCh1jsgfDEAAYASAAEgIyP_D_BwE. Questions about the RFG meeting should be emailed to Stephen Greep at: sjgreep@romanfinds.org.uk We look forward to seeing you.

 Finds for the dead in Roman London and beyond
Conference Schedule

10.00    Registration (with tea, coffee and biscuits)

10.30    Welcome: Jackie Keily, Senior Curator, Prehistory and Roman, Museum of London

Session one:
Chair: Mike Marshall, MOLA

10.40    Alison Telfer, MOLA – A watery grave: funerary activity in the upper Walbrook valley

11.05    Angela Wardle, Roman Finds Group – Grave goods from high status Roman burials at Spitalfields

11.30    Victoria Ridgeway, PCA - Something fishy going on in Southwark: diet, mobility and burial practices in Londinium's southern Cemetery

11.55    Jackie Keily and Meriel Jeater, Museum of London – Designing the ‘Roman Dead’

12.20    Lunch and The Roman Dead Exhibition Viewing

Session Two  

Chair:  Stephen Greep, Roman Finds Group

13.50    Julian Bowsher, MOLA – Roman coins from cemeteries in London

14.15    Rebecca Redfern, Museum of London – Jane/John Doe: identifying Roman mobility using bioarchaeology

14.40    Kevin Hayward, PCA – Commemoration and Internment of the Roman dead in London: The use of stone

15.05    John Pearce, Kings College London – Marking the dead in Roman London: text, sculpture, monument 

15.30   Coffee, Tea and biscuits – viewing of posters

Session Three

Chair:  Jackie Keily, Museum of London

16.00    Stephen Greep, Roman Finds Group – Scroll Holders and the Funerary Pyre: an example from Roman London

16.15    Owen Humphreys, University of Reading – Tombs of the unknown craftsmen? Carpenter burials in Roman Britain and Europe

16.30    Adam Parker, York Museum TrustMystery Solved: A Gold Plaque in the Collections of the Yorkshire Museum

16.45    Glynn Davis, Colchester MuseumsColchester’s Roman Dead: Collections, Cremations and Coffins
17.00    Closing remarks: Jenny Hall, Roman Finds Group

The Roman Finds Group and Museum of London
 Autumn Conference
Finds for the dead in Roman London and beyond
Booking Form

If you wish to attend the conference please complete the following form and return it with a cheque made out to The Roman Finds Group. Post to Stephen Greep, 6 The Redwoods, Willerby, Hull. HU10 6DQ



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Meeting Attendance

I would like the following (please indicate number of attendees):

……….            RFG Member £18        … …….Non-Member £22                   ……….Student £15

Total amount of cheque enclosed:      


Total amount to be paid by BACS (Roman Finds Group, Branch: Lloyds, Holborn Circus
Acc. No. 01006637     Sort Code: 30-94-31)


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