9 April. Conference entitled Roman Concrete Engineering in the Sea: A 21st Century Perspective highlighting the activities and results of the AAR-affiliated project Roman Maritime Concrete Study (ROMACONS) from 2002-2009, along with subsequent laboratory studies, which provide historical, archaeological and scientific insights into how Romans constructed harbours and why they have endured for so long. Participants include Marie Jackson, John Oleson, Chris Brandon and Robert Hohlfelder.10.00-13.00.
13, 15, 17, 20 April. Maria Wyke – Ancient Rome in Silent Cinema. Noted scholar of Latin literature Maria Wyke, from University College London, gives a series of four lectures in which she discusses the persistent presence of ancient Rome in early cinema and asks: why did so modern a medium has so strong an interest in antiquity right from its start? All four lectures in English, at 18.00.