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What the Iceni did next – new evidence from Caistor Roman town

A talk by Professor Will Bowden

Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm

Rattray Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester

FREE, booking essential via Eventbrite via

This talk will describe recent results from the long-running excavations at Caistor St. Edmund (ancient Venta Icenorum) in Norfolk, carried out by Caistor Roman Project and the University of Nottingham.

In particular, it will focus on the evidence from the recent excavations of the town’s huge extra-mural temple complex, which suggest that the idea that the Iceni were impoverished after the Boudican revolt needs to be reassessed.

Will Bowden is Professor of Roman Archaeology and Head of the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. He has taught at the University of Nottingham since 2006 and has carried out fieldwork in Italy, Jordan, Albania and the UK.

The Caistor Roman Project is a community archaeology group that was established as a charity in 2009 and carries out research in its own right. Will has an active role as Research Director and Trustee. For further information on the project see

The lecture will be in the Rattray Lecture Theatre at the University of Leicester. There will be parking on campus as at previous lectures.

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