Chedworth and Corinium Trip

May saw the return of the Classics Department’s annual visit to Chedworth Roman Villa and Corinium Museum.

Despite road closures, a subsequent long diversion and conspiring thunderclouds, the L4 had a Roman packed day in the sunshine.

They visited the recently refurbished museum at Cirencester to explore the evidence for the Roman occupation and its effect on the local population. The enormity and scale of some of the finds such as the top of a column brought how large the buildings were that the Romans built.

They could saw evidence of the Roman floor mosaics as well as the underfloor heating system.

Then they were off to Chedworth Roman Villa, a very large residence not far from the Fosse way, a major Roman road. Taken round the site by the guides, they cemented their knowledge of such villas and the bathing facilities in person and managed not to accidentally step on the descendants of the snails the Romans brought with them.

L4 will be using the evidence they discovered from their trip for a presentation on “What have the Romans done for us” in June.