Pandemic on Hadrian’s Wall?

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Pandemic on Hadrian’s Wall?

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Out of London Meeting in York

Pandemic on Hadrian’s Wall? Evidence in the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

Lecture by Dr Nick Hodgson FSA

In the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne there is one inscription from Hadrian’s Wall which has a particular interest and relevance to us in the age of coronavirus, as it can be directly linked to a pandemic that afflicted the Roman empire, the Antonine plague of the 160s. The lecture seeks to describe this inscription and to place it in its empire-wide context. The inscription and other contemporary evidence indicate that Britain was not immune from the effects of the Antonine  plague, as often said in the past, and offer a remarkable insight into the Roman methods of dealing with pandemic disease.

Lecture will take place in Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre, Kings Manor, York.

Please note that due to COVID 19 restrictions we are unsure if this event will be held online only. If attendance at Kings Manor is feasible it will be limited and allocated through the booking link below. 

Attendance by Live Stream:

  • Registration is essential.
  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows and Non-Fellows.
  • Once you have registered we will be in touch regarding how you can join via Zoom video-calling.
  • The event will also be live-streamed to YouTube here, so you can watch along if you prefer
  • Places through zoom will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event will begin at 17.00, GMT.
  • You will recieve an email with the link to join the day before the lecture.
  • Attendees’ cameras and microphones will be off throughout.

Attending in person:

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  • Those attending in person have to wear masks in the lecture hall.
  • There will be no refreshments.
  • Admittance to the event is only 20minutes prior.
  • Fellows can not bring guests unless registered in advance.

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November 26
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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