Paul Roberts 'Last Supper in Pompeii'

16 May 2019, 7.00 PM - 16 May 2019, 8.30 PM

Badminton School, Peace Memorial Hall

The Bristol Classical Association is delighted to announce its 2018/19 programme of events, which concludes with 'Last Supper in Pompeii', a talk by Dr Paul Roberts.

This talk will introduce the upcoming major exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum on food and drink in Roman society, from dining to religion. Paul Roberts is currently the Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford and his research interests focus on the archaeology and art of the Classical Mediterranean from the fourth century BC to the sixth centuries AD. Formerly, he was Roman Curator (1994-2007) and Senior Roman Curator (2007-2015) in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, London, where he curated the exhibition ‘Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ (2013). Paul is currently devoting his research time to curating ‘Last Supper in Pompeii’ (Ashmolean, 2019-20). We are delighted to welcome Paul to speak to the Bristol CA prior to the start of this exhibition.

To hear Paul speak about Pompeii at Badminton School on 16th May 2019, please contact bmbellmini@aol.com. Tickets are free for Classical Association members, students, and school pupils; there will be a cost of £5 for visitors. Refreshments available from 6.30pm.

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