Alumnus Dr Simon Elliott at Chalk Valley History Festival

The Chalk Valley History festival has released a recording of a talk presented by alumnus Dr Simon Elliott, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, on Septimius Severus in Scotland.

The talk, which Simon describes as “More ‘Game of Thrones’ than Game of Thrones, more ‘Tolkien’ than Tolkien, only real”, received maximum attendance in the main theatre where it took place, and outlines the campaigns of the great Roman warrior Septimius Severus and how he to tried – and failed – to conquer Scotland.

Simon completed his PhD in Classical and Archaeological Studies in 2017, with a thesis exploring the military presence in Kent during the Roman occupation, under supervision from Dr Steve Willis, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology.