Published: 29/04/2019 By Allan Fuller

Lecturer: Guy de la Bédoyère 

On Monday 13th May Guy de la Bédoyère will explain how villas developed in Roman Britain and their fate, with a special focus on Lullingstone Roman Villa is a villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain, situated near the village of Eynsford in Kent, south eastern England. Constructed in the 1st century, perhaps around A. D. 80-90, the house was repeatedly expanded and occupied until it was destroyed by fire in the 5th century

Over a thousand Roman villas are known in Britain. They range from modestly appointed farmhouses to country palaces, with a ‘golden age’ in the 4th century AD. The richest owners used architectural styles, wall paintings, mosaics, sculpture and luxury goods to advertise their status and to display their learning and taste.

Venue: Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre. Monday evenings at 8pm.
Guests welcome £7 per head. Students £3 each.