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Talk, Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria..

The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria..


This day conference is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enable all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time in the UK. The conference will present and discuss the lives of women at the north-western edge of the Roman Empire.

Speakers include Professor Maureen Carroll (Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield), Dr Ursula Rothe (Lecturer in Classical Studies, Open University), Alex Croom (Keeper of Archaeology, Tyne and Wear Museums) and Professor David Breeze (Senhouse Roman Museum). The conference will be chaired by Professor Maureen Fordham (University College London).

Lectures include
Women and Roman dress on the northern frontiers
Experiencing motherhood in the Roman world
Life in the home
Did the women follow the men?

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Apr 2018


Conference fee: £20 (includes tea and coffee).
Lunch can be pre-booked for £10


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality


Senhouse Roman Museum

01900 816168


The Battery,
Sea Brows,
CA15 6JD


On entering Maryport follow the brown signs with the Roman helmet.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Maryport station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesAdditive free

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