Rome, Britain and the origins of London - A Talk by Prof. Martin Millett

Talk Heritage

Presented by The Friends of Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral lies over part of a surburb of Roman Londinium and the Cathedral is itself one of many sites that has seen archaeological exploration over past decades.

Traditional views of the Roman Empire have seen development of provinces like Britian as passive receptors of 'civilization' from a militaristic imperial system, with little role for indigenous people.  

This talk will explore aspects of archaeology of London which suggest a different history, with active participation by the inhabitants in the creation of a dynamic city occupied by a diverse community.

Martin John Millet, FBA, FSA is a British archeologist and academic.  He is the Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and professorial fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.