November 3, 2019
New Light on Ratae Corieltavorum: Recent Roman discoveries in Leicester
A talk by Dr Gavin Speed
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
Thursday 16th January 2020, 7.30pm
All Welcome, doors open at 7.00pm
Lecture Theatre 2, George Davies Centre, University of Leicester (on the corner of Lancaster Road and University Road, LE1 7HA)
University of Leicester Archaeological Services recently undertook the largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade in advance of a major new development. The excavation at ‘Stibbe’ has shed vivid new light on the city’s Roman history, revealing evidence of luxurious dwellings including one of the biggest fragments of mosaic floor found in the city in 150 years, and the discovery of a new Roman public building. Gavin Speed will also bring us up to date with other recent Roman discoveries from Roman Leicester, revealing how our understanding of the city’s ancient Roman past is continuing to develop and evolve.