Settle in with a cup of tea and enjoy a relaxed afternoon talk exploring Roman Britain.

Dr Denise Allen will be sharing stories from her book Roman Britain and Where to Find It. Dr Allen co-authored the book with Mike Bryan. Roman Britain and Where to Find It provides the history of the best Roman villas, forts, walls and bathhouses, as well as the hidden gems which the uninitiated might pass by. It also explains how these remnants of the past fit into the bigger story, pointing out details which have their own tale to tell, connecting us with the people who lived here 2,000 years ago.

Every site was given a star rating, 1 to 5, according to how much can be seen. Dr Allen will take us on an armchair journey around some of the best sites in the south west.

About the Author

Dr Denise Allen began her archaeological life as a ‘digger’, excavating throughout the 1970s, then specialised in Roman Glass (completing her PhD at Cardiff University, and later publishing Roman Glass in Britain, a popular introduction to the subject). For nearly 20 years she was a director of Andante Travels, Britain’s leading archaeological tour company, designing the tours, writing brochures and field notes, and leading many tours.

Dr Allen will speak for about 30 minutes with plenty of time to ask questions and chat. The talk is taking place on Zoom and you will have the opportunity to socialise with other members of the audience and the speaker should you wish to do so. This will require you to have an enabled microphone and/or camera. 


Booking information

We are offering three ticket types for this event:
Standard ticket is the ‘normal’ price that we would charge for the event, £5.00
Pay a bit more is for those who can afford to, and would like to help support the South West Heritage Trust, £7.00
Pay a bit less is for those who would find the standard ticket a bit of a stretch, for whatever reason, £3.00

Our ‘Talk & Tea’ programme is an established favourite at our sites. While we are unable to hold these on site, we are offering a chance to join us for an informal, social ‘Talk & Tea’ on Zoom. The virtual room will open slightly before the speaker starts (from 2.15 pm) and you are welcome to join us for a chat. Should you wish to socialise feel free to enable your camera and microphone.  After the speaker we will invite further questions and conversation from the audience. There is a maximum of 30 tickets available for this event.

Dates and locations

  • Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:30 - 3:30Fully booked