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Peter Connolly: a celebration of his life and career

Publication date: Apr 19, 2013 10:13:27 AM

Start: Apr 27, 2013 11:00:00 AM
End: Apr 27, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Peter Connolly: a celebration of his life and career

A memorial event to celebrate the life and career of Peter Connolly who died last year will be held at the Institute on 27 April.  

This open gathering at Peter Connolly’s University of London academic ‘home’ is intended to bring together those who knew Peter, and to remember and celebrate his remarkable, multi-facetted career: he was an illustrator, author, self-taught historian and experimental archaeologist, expert on the Greco-Roman world and especially its military aspect, lecturer and broadcaster.

The day will comprise reminiscences and reflections on his work and achievements, from people who knew and worked with Peter in his many guises, from his formative years as a commercial illustrator, to the height of his reputation as an authority on Antiquity, creator of vivid images of past worlds, and familiar character in his adopted town of Spalding.

It is intended to record the event, which will be added to the archive of Peter’s research materials, now preserved for posterity by the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, with which he also had a long and fruitful association.

Provisional Programme

10.30am Access to the building. Attendance will be open: please just turn up.

  • 11.00: Welcome: Simon James
  • 11.15: Ron Wootton
  • 11.30: Sue Willetts
  • 11.45: Carol Van Driel-Murray
  • 12.00: Adrian Goldsworthy 
  • 12.15: Joe Millington

12.30: Lunch

  • 14.00: Ute Krebs and David Price-Hughes  
  • 14.15: John Lowe
  • 14.30: Jon Coulston
  • 14.45: Mark Corby
  • 15.00: Chris Haines
  • 15.15: Mike Bishop

15.30: Tea

  • 16.00: Bill Griffiths
  • 16.15: Mark Hassall
  • 16.30: Reserve slot
  • 16.45: Close: Barbara and Matthew Connolly

17.00: Wine reception

An honour guard will be provided by the Ermine Street Guard, for whom Peter served as President.

Coffee and tea will be provided, and there will be a 90-minute break to allow attendees to find lunch in nearby venues. At the end of the event in the late afternoon, there will be a wine reception. We look forward to seeing you!

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Andrew Gardner.

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Update

  • View a slideshow of pictures from the event (all images courtesy of Ken Walton)
  • Ermine Street Guard at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Ermine Street Guard at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Ermine Street Guard at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Ermine Street Guard at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Introduction by Prof Simon James (Leicester) at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Prof Simon James (Leicester) with Peter's family at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Peter's paintings on display at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Ermine Street Guard at the Peter Connolly Memorial Day
  • Peter Connolly Memorial Day