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'Romans and Countrymen'
Rome meets the Iron Age in the Northern Marches

Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project

Saturday 24th October

10.30-4.00 p.m.

The Marches School OSWESTRY
Morda Road
Oswestry SY11 2AR

Tickets £8.50 (to include coffee/ tea, biscuits and sandwich lunch)

We are happy to present our third seminar which will focus on the later Iron Age period and the coming of the Romans to the Northern Marches and North Wales. Evidence of the invaders' presence is widespread but there is some debate as to the cultural implications for the native population. We are therefore very pleased to be welcoming a group of contributors with great experience and expertise to help our understanding of the period. As previous events have been oversubscribed this year tickets will be limited to 250 so please apply as soon as possible.

Displays will include a “Romans in Wales” display from Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust and an update from the Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project. Castle Books will also be on hand with a stall.

About out contributors:
Dr Toby Driver: Aerial Investigator, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Shelagh Lewis: CBA West Midlands:
Dr Roger White: Academic Director Ironbridge Institute and Senior Lecturer Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity University of Birmingham.
Peter Reavill: Finds Liaison Officer for Shropshire and Herefordshire Portable Antiquities Scheme
Margaret Worthington: Independent Archaeologist

About OOLAP:

Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project is a sub-committee of Oswestry and Borders History and Archaeology group and is made up entirely of volunteers. Our first seminar in 2007 was developed as part of a partnership project run by Oswestry Borough Council, with the purpose of revitalising the area around Old Oswestry Hillfort. OOLAP developed from this project with the intention of continuing to raise the profile of Old Oswestry in continuing years. We are now completely independent and self funding.


Tickets obtainable by completing the booking sheet and returning together with payment of £8.50

10.30-10.45am Arrival, Tea/Coffee and Welcome

10.45-11.30am Roger White: 'A Clash of Cultures: the Romans in Shropshire'

11.30 – 12.15am Peter Reavill: 'Drawing lines in the sand: continuity and change in the Marches during the Iron Age and Roman periods'

12.15-1.15 pm Lunch plus displays and/or videos

1.15 -2.00pm Margaret Worthington: 'A Welcome in the Hillsides? Llanymynech Hill and Rhyn Park'

2.00-2.45pm Toby Driver: 'Hunting for the invaders: rediscovering Roman remains from the air'

2.45-3.05pm Tea/Coffee

3.05-3.50 pm Shelagh Lewis: 'Fit for the Gods: Temples and Worship in Roman Britain – seeking the evidence from the Marches'

3.50-4.00pm Final Discussion.

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