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All events must be pre-booked as numbers are usually restricted.

Saturday 5th May: Self-drive, walking tour of Roman London (10:30-5pm, free time for lunch)

Since the last tour in 2015 new information from ongoing excavations has increased our knowledge of Roman London, including the recently opened Temple of Mithras.

Saturday 26th May: Self-drive, walking tour of Roman London (10:30-5pm, free time for lunch)

Since the last tour in 2015 new information from ongoing excavations has increased our knowledge of Roman London, including the recently opened Temple of Mithras.

Saturday, 21 July and Sunday, 22 July 2018: Annual Dinner based in Cirencester

The Annual Dinner will be based in Cirencester with visits to the Corinium museum, sites in Cirencester and the archaeological stores at Northleach. Please click here

Monday-Thursday 9th-12th July: Short Summer Study Tour to Portugal

The study tour will take in Coimbra, Conimbriga, Villa Santiago da Guarda, Villa Cardillio and Lisbon Archaeologal Museum. Expressions of interest should be emailed or posted to Mike Stone AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Sunday 15th July: Self-drive study day at Silchester

A visit to the re-excavation of the Roman bath house at Silchester and remains identified during Reading University's recent excavations. The site tour will be taken by Prof Michael Fulford of Reading University.

Monday-Wednesday 1st-10th October: Long Study Tour to Roman North Italy

This study tour will travel from Milan to Trieste. It aims to include the ruins in Via Brisa; the Roman temple at San Lorenzo alle Colonne; remains at Brescia; recently conserved villa remains at Sirmione; Roman Verona; Trieste, Roman city of Aquileia; Venice and various museums and collections associated with each site. Expressions of interest should be emailed or posted to Mike Stone AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Saturday 17th November ARA AGM:

The morning AGM will be followed, in the afternoon, by a joint Symposium with the Roman Society. British Museum, London

Send your bookings with payment to the Secretary at the Registered office in Swindon:- ARA, 75 York Road, Swindon, SN1 2JU.

For further information please contact Mike Stone, ARA Events Coordinator and Vice-Chair, or through

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Romans in the Borough of Swindon Day School

Wiltshire Victoria County History: Sponsored by Association for Roman Archaeology

Saturday, 18 March 2017. Marriott Hotel, Old Town, Swindon. Registration and coffee 9.30 am to 10.00 am, Day School close by 5.00 pm

In 2013 the Association for Roman Archaeology, in association with Wiltshire Victoria County History, ran a very successful Roman Wiltshire Day School, this attracted over 200 delegates and raised much needed funds for the continuation of both the research and publication of the Victoria County History series for Wiltshire. After many requests from ARA members and the Friends of Victoria County History Wiltshire for a similar event the ARA Board are again sponsoring the above event in Swindon. The Day School will cover recent surveys and excavations in the Borough of Swindon ranging from the Thames gravels, Highworth, Purton and Swindon. The Conference will be opened by Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

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Saturday, 16 December 2017 at 10.30 a.m: Annual General Meeting & Symposium.
Chairman: Grahame Soffe. The BP Lecture Theatre, in the Clore Education Centre The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Please click here


Saturday 2nd July: Storms, War and Shipwreck: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas: Lecture and visit to the exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Study day. Please click here

Saturday 30th to Sunday 31st July: lecture and visit to the Castle Museum and walking tour of Roman Colchester, Annual Dinner Weekend. Please click here

Friday 12th to Monday 15th August: Hadrian's Wall Revisited. The central and eastern sections (Carvoran Roman Army Museum, Vindolanda excavations, Temple of Mithras nr Carrawburgh Fort, Housesteads Roman fort, Hexham Abbey, Corbridge, Arbeia fort, Great North Museum), Long Weekend Summer Tour. Please click here

.Tuesday 4th to Thursday 13th October Celts, Greeks and Romans Study Tour: South of France Part I: proposed tour details are to be found in the pdf form. Please click here

5th November, Saturday, at the British Museum, London. ARA AGM and Symposium (in collaboration with the Roman Society. 10am Registration. AGM 10:30-12.00

Symposium (ticketed event) on The Roman Empire Off Limits, 13:30-5:30.

Endangered Roman Archaeology in the Middle east and North Africa: Dr. Robert Bewley.
Roman heritage in Libya: what is at stake and what can be done: Dr. Philip Kendrick
Civil War and its Aftermath: Lebanon and Syria: Prof. Kevin Butcher
'It isn't merely a responsibility to the Iraq but to archaeology in general'; Gertrude bell then and now: Dr. Mark Jackson

Please click here for the AGM 2016 Booking Form
Please click here for the AGM 2016 Trustee Nomination Form

Saturday 12th November:
Roman Baths and Roman Bath, Self-Drive study tour. Please click here


24th to 27th July: UK Study Weekend, in Exeter
15th/16th August: Annual Dinner, in Durham
30th August: Druce Farm Villa
3rd October: London's Big Dig, a half day walking tour
5th October to 16th October: Rome Study Tour
7th November: AGM, at the British Museum.


17th May: Self-drive visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace
26th April: Bignor Roman Villa and Arundel Castle
12-13th July: Annual Dinner Weekend, Carlisle. Maryport Roman Temples Excavations and Senhouse Roman Museum
15-18th August: Long weekend summer tour. The Corieltauvi and the Romans in Lincolnshire.
30th August: Self-drive visit to Piddington Roman Villa Excavations and Museum.
14th September: Self-drive visit to Rockbourne Roman villa and new Wessex Galleries, Salisbury Museum.
10-19th October: Roman Southern Spain Study Tour1st November - Annual General Meeting & Symposium


27th April: Bradford-on-Avon, 'Roman Wiltshire Day' Victoria County Histories of England, a fundraising day as 'Roman Wiltshire', done in conjunction with the ARA
29th June: Self-drive tour to Gloucester City Museum and Chedworth Roman Villa
6th July: Telford / Wroxeter Annual Dinner Weekend
9-12th August: Summer Long Weekend Tour to the Portsmouth and Chichester area; including Butser, Worthing Museum, Bignor and Fishbourne
25th August: Self-drive tour to Ashstead in Surrey to the tile production site excavations
12-26th October: 9 day study tour to the Bay of Naples area
2nd November: Annual General Meeting and Symposium, the British Museum

3rd November: Annual General Meeting and Symposium, the British Museum


10-11th June: Annual Dinner Weekend: The Museums of Cambridge
22nd-25th July: Long Weekend Summer Tour: Roman North Wales
7th August: Self Drive Day Tour: Folkstone Excavation
13th August: Self Drive Day Tour: Silchester Excavation
22nd Sept: 2nd Oct - ARA Study Tour to Jordan
26th November: Annual General Meeting and Symposium, The British Museum


19-20th June: Annual Dinner Weekend, Roman Forts of the Saxon Shore in Hampshire
9-12th July: Long Weekend Summer Tour - Forts of the Saxon Shore, Part 2
1st August: Self Drive Day Tour - The Hallaton Treasue and All Saints Church, Brixworth, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
November: Annual General Meeting, the British Museum


May 16/17th Annual Dinner and Roman Wiltshire, Basingstoke

June 13/14th Roman Villas in Britain Conference, British Museum

August 14/17th Forts of the Saxon Shore, Ashford, Kent

Sept 20th Roman London (Mr M Stone)

November 20/27th Classical and Roman Libya (Mr B Walters)

December 5th Annual General Meeting, The British Museum


1st -9th April: Roman Bulgaria (Prof Andrew Poulter)

25th May: Roman Wales (Caerleon and Caerwent) (Mr B Walters)

25th-28th July: Antonine Wall (Dr N Hodgson)

23rd-24th August: Roman Chester (Deva: Dr T Willmot)

21st Sept: Roman St Albans (Verulamium) (Mr B Walters)

15t Nov: Annual General Meeting The British Museum