Britain: From the Iron Age to Roman Times

Ref: C3744339

The period from the Iron Age to the Roman period in Britain saw huge upheavals and changes. These changes affected every aspect of life, and death, at the time. What was it like to live in this turbulent time? What was everyday life like - what food was on the menu, what were the houses like, what were the fashions of the day and everyday possessions and what were the main religious ideas? The course starts by examining Iron Age life - how Iron Age are you? We then will deal with the invasion of the Roman army and the new facts emerging on this period. We will take a glimpse at Boudicca, just one of many revolts. The course continues by looking at the changes into the Romano-British period using local case studies amongst others.

Course aim

A look into the life of Iron Age and Romano-British people using artefacts, maps, historical accounts and much more to see if we can believe what has been written in the past about this intriguing time in Britain

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify the key events from the Iron Age through the Roman-British period relating to everyday life.
  • assess 'good' data from poor sources
  • relate some key changes introduced during the Roman period in Britain
  • locate many local Iron Age and Roman sites from a variety of information sources

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • If you have local artefacts or published accounts on local sites please bring these with you to one of the classes as they will be of great interest to all.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Useful suggestions for site visits or groups working on this area will be given.

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Britain: From the Iron Age to Roman Times

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