Talk: Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7.30 pm, at Willingham Baptist Church, George Street, Willingham
Roman glass in Londinium by John Shepherd
Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins 7.30 pm
Our original speaker has had to withdraw so we are very grateful to John Shepherd for agreeing to speak at short notice.
In this talk John Shepherd will focus on the Roman glass industry in Londinium.
John Shepherd was recently the academic consultant for the Bloomberg Mithraeum reconstruction project, having published Grimes’s original 1954 excavation back in 1998. He is currently a freelance archaeologist engaged in post-excavation analysis and publication work, mainly in London. He was at the Museum of London for 20 years, as curator of the Grimes London archive then manager of the London Archaeological Archive and research centre. Glass is his passion and he has been studying it since the 1970s. He was closely involved with identifying the evidence for the making of glass vessels in Roman London.
For a taster, take a look at the pictures on the blog: https://feagblog.wordpress.com/