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Ancient Rome and the Roman World

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Why did a very ordinary little town by the Tiber come to dominate most of the known world? Who were the Romans? What was their society like? What part did religion play? This group will study both the Republic and the Roman Empire for the five hundred years up to 27BC and on to the reign of the Emperor Constantine and the rise of Christianity in the fourth century AD and examine those and many other questions and aspects of Roman life.

There is a mix of talks and discussions and members are encouraged to make presentations or give talks on topics of personal interest.


Read more about the group in the July 2023 News Extra


Second Wednesday of the month at 10 am

Group Size & Availability

The group is for 4 - 10 members and has availability.

Spaces Available

How to join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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