Roman Sussex

Thursday 14 June 2018


The Talk

This lecture will explore aspects of life in Sussex immediately before and during the Roman period (AD 43-410). We will review: the ‘Conquest’ of Claudius with regards to Sussex, the client kingdom of Togidubnus, the tribal civitas capital at Chichester, roads, other nucleated settlements, the Flavian Palace at Fishbourne, villas, farmsteads, field systems, industry, trade, religion, burial practices and the ‘End of Roman Sussex’.

The Speaker

Dr. David Rudling is archaeologist, author and lecturer. From 1979 to 2004 David worked for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit; being its Director from October 1991 to December 2003. In 2004 David joined the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in Archaeology, and in 2006 he was promoted to a Senior Lecturer. David’s main research interests are Romano-British rural settlements and religion, and ancient and medieval numismatics.

Participant information

The talk will start with refreshments at 6pm and will begin at 6.30pm, duration of about 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Please bring suitable warm outdoor clothing and as part of this talk may take place outside.

Fee and refreshments

£14 per person, £10 for Museum Annual Members; £5 for Weald & Downland Museum Volunteers. Book 5 places and get the 6th place free. To include tea, coffee and cake from 6pm. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.


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