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How to spot a Roman Emperor

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


A Gresham College lecture by Professor Mary Beard FSA FBA

Mary Beard, who is well-known for her media appearances, will speak on the fascinating topic of images of Roman Emperors.

As well as being the Annual Royal Historical Society’s Colin Matthew Lecture, the talk is also linked to the City of London’s Roman Festival in Autumn 2017.

Professor Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Newnham College and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature.

No reservations are required for this free lecture, which takes place in the lecture hall of the Museum of London. It is run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Details of lecture

Gresham College was founded in 1597 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years. It was the first ‘university’ in England besides Oxford and Cambridge, making it London’s oldest higher education institution still in existence today. It does not enrol any students, and awards no degrees.

The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text, audio or video formats. The provision of this free online archive of lectures aligns with its founding principles of accessible free education for all.


October 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gresham College


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