Sunday, March 20, 2016

EMAS ROMAN FIELD TRIP TO WHEATHAMPSTEAD OPPIDUM AND VERULAMIUM

EMAS ROMAN FIELD TRIP TO WHEATHAMPSTEAD OPPIDUM
AND VERULAMIUM, ST ALBANS

Saturday, 16th April 2016

The first field trip of 2016 will be to Verulamium, the Roman predecessor of St Albans.  Verulamium owed its development as a very prosperous town, in fact the third largest in Roman Britain, to its location as a suitable crossing place by the River Ver.  As the later medieval settlement did not overlie the previous Roman town, many spectacular finds and features, from some 400 years of occupation, have come to light in the past.  Some discoveries have been associated with great archaeologists like Professor Sheppard Frere and Sir Mortimer Wheeler.

Robin Densem will be our guide and he will begin the day by the Oppidum at Wheathampstead. 


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The Geography and Topography of the Bayeax Tapestry


The Geography and Topography of the Bayeax Tapestry

a lecture by Trevor Rowley

Friday, 8 April 2016

7:00 pm

Activity Space 1, Clore Learning Centre
Museum of London, London Wall
EC2Y 5HN

FREE TO EMAS MEMBERS £3:00 NON-MEMBERS

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Actual World of Virtual Reality


For several years now, EMAS study tours have included a brochure that gives basic information about the sites visited and can sometimes even help as an aide memoire when you look at the photos that you took on the trip.


Printed brochures are fine, but they have their limitations.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they could include additional material, such as short videos?


Well, thanks to modern technology, they can.


If you have an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, you can use an amazing free app called Aurasma.


With this app you can view images that have added content and your mobile device will show you the added video.


The brochure that will accompany the EMAS study tour “Castles of North Wales” will be the first of these brochures to include such content.



p.s. if you have followed the instructions on the web page and want to check that everything is working, try viewing the imageat the top of this page.