Colchester Archaeology Talks: Roman Life – Gladiators

Online - Zoom

'Roman Life - Gladiators’ Romans both admired and despised those who were unfortunate enough to become gladiators. Despite being considered to be at the lowest level of society, images of gladiators were used decoratively in homes and mementoes were produced of favourite fighters e.g. the Colchester Vase. This talk will…

£4.75

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Roman Life – Chariot Racing

Online - Zoom

'Roman Life - Chariot Racing’ Chariot racing was the greatest spectator sport of the Roman period. With its racing teams, star drivers and celebrity horses, it provided sports fans with all the elements necessary to engage and excite. The fanatical support of a team colour is just of the legacies.…

£4.75

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Searching for the Colosseum’s backstage team

Online - Zoom

A talk by historical fiction author Melissa Addey They called it the Flavian Amphitheatre. We call it the Colosseum. In 80AD the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire was inaugurated with 100 days of Games. But the Games didn’t just happen. They were made. The backstage team of the Colosseum…

£10

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Dykes – What were they really for?

Online - Zoom

Online Talk: Were Camulodunum’s large earthworks solely defensive, or did they serve another purpose? David Grocott sees the defensive role of the large linear earthworks as separate to a more significant political function to the dykes as the Trinovantian chiefs struggled to control relations with the materially far richer Romans…

£5

Open Gardens Day with FREE tours

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

All are welcome to attend between 10am and 4pm. Meet the Romans and join a FREE guided tour of the archaeological remains of Britain’s only known chariot-racing arena. NO BOOKING REQUIRED for outside activities, just pay on the door if you would like to go into the Visitor Centre (£3,…

Romans and Horses at Colchester’s chariot-racing track!

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

Meet the Roman re-enactors of the Colchester Roman Society on Saturday July 24th All are welcome to attend between 10am and 4pm, with a special appearance by Star, the Caspian horse, in the afternoon. Join a FREE guided tour of the archaeological remains of Britain’s only known chariot-racing arena. Free…

Free

ROMAN HERITAGE OPEN DAY

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

FREE entry and guided tours. Meet the Romans - learn about life in Britannia in the year 200 CE. Learn to play Aquila, the ancient Roman board game.

Free

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

FREE entry to visitor centre. FREE guided tours of the chariot-racing track archaeological remains.

Free

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

‘Roman Life ~ Bathing & Exercising’ What: An entertaining talk in the 'Roman Life' series. When: Tuesday 15 March 2022, 7.30-9pm, Where: Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, CO2 7GZ Why: Supporting the Roman Circus Visitor Centre Fund Cost: £5 per ticket click here to buy  The 'Roman…

£5

‘Roman Life ~ Dining’

Roman Circus Visitor Centre Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex

What: An entertaining talk in the ‘Roman Life’ series. When: Tuesday 26 March 2022, 7.30-9pm, Where: Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, CO2 7GZ Why: Supporting the Roman Circus Visitor Centre Fund Cost: £5 per ticket available from the venue or online CLICK HERE The ‘Roman Life’ series of talks from…

£5