24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
ExhibitionsHistory, heritage & archeologyTalksWorkshops & Learning

Medicine and Health Care in Roman Britain Workshop

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD

19 Oct 2022, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Senhouse Roman Museum

Finding ways to cope with illnesses and injuries have been constant concerns throughout all human history. Written records together with archaeological finds from sites such as Alauna (Maryport) have painted a vivid picture of the medical care provided to both the military and the civilian inhabitants of Roman Britain.

But, by rigidly adopting a 21st Century view, it is all-to-easy to dismiss or denigrate aspects of ancient medicine and yet to overplay others significantly.

These questions – and more besides – will be explored using practical sessions, interactive discussions, lectures, in addition to an examination of key finds from Alauna (Maryport) and the surrounding area. Join retired GP and clinical academic Dr. Nick Summerton to discover more about medicine and wellness in the time of the Romans.

Tickets are £25 for the day workshop and must be booked by contacting the museum. The tickets include hot drinks and biscuits, participants must bring their own lunch.

Visit site