24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
Art & CultureTalks

Talk by David Breeze

Hexham Library, Queens Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham, NE46 3LS

15 Sep 2022

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Northumberland Libraries

As part of the their Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now project, Northumberland Libraries plan to offer a programme of events celebrating the life and work of the Hexham photographer and archaeologist, John Pattison Gibson.

In recognition of Gibson’s passion and enthusiasm for the Roman Wall and his own archaeological investigations, they are hosting a series of talks on Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman people.

Join David Breeze at Hexham Library as he explores the possibility that the Romans were able to walk along the top of Hadrian’s Wall. David will work through the evidence available to support this claim, including Gibson’s photo of Turret 29a (Blackcarts).

David has excavated on Hadrian’s Wall and on the Antonine Wall in Scotland and written extensively about both frontiers, as well as Roman frontiers generally. He served as Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland and led the team which successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site. David also served as Chair of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies and has been president of several archaeological societies. He holds honorary professorships at 4 universities.

This project has been made possible thanks to a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

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