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Hadrian’s Wall – what’s the big deal?

Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 November 2022, 5.30pm

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

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All our events remain free and open to all, but pre-booking is required. Bookings for this lecture will open at 10.00am on 1 November.

To reserve your place click the booking link below or telephone our booking voicemail line 0191 208 6136.

This year marks the 1900th anniversary of the traditional construction date for Hadrian’s Wall, the complex frontier monument that stretched from sea to sea across the north of Roman Britain. The wall was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. But why do we celebrate this monument of ancient imperialism? Why is it relevant? What is its importance for the future? A panel of experts will address these questions and more. 

Panelists include:

  • Lady Jane Gibson, Chair of the Hadrian's Wall Partnership Board
  • Professor Ian Haynes, Professor of Archaeology, Newcastle University
  • Elsa Price, Curator of Human History, Tullie House
  • Tony Wilmott, Senior Archaeologist, English Heritage

The event will be chaired by Dr Rob Collins, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Newcastle University and Project Manager, Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP).