Founded 1971

For those interested in the study of

Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Army



News and Updates

      30th March2014

Parking for Hadrianic Society Weekend and Roman Army Course

 St Chad’s is situated within the restricted parking area. On arrival you should register with the college office. You will be required to pay a fee of £5 but this covers you for the whole period and for the Chad’s car park permit . The zone operates between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday it is monitored by ANPRC on exit. The daily fee is £2 so weekend only attendees leaving on Sunday may prefer to pay the council direct. Details on how to do this can be found at   You would however have to make your own parking arrangements.

 Parking for those attending the Society weekend and the Roman Army School will be at Trinity Hall car-park. A permit (see above) is needed for parking which should be secure as it is gated and to the rear of the building. St Chad’s request that you please park sensibly to maximise capacity and remember to display your permit. The address and post code for Trinity Hall is Grove Street,Durham,DH1 4QW. To pre-book a permit send your car registration number to Ray Hunneysett and a permit will be ready for you on arrival. If you do not wish to send your car’s registration number, then it does not matter, the space will still be available but you will have to do the paperwork yourself!
A downloadable pdf copy of the St Chad’s parking information leaflet is available here.

 3rd December 2013

Updated Lecture programme and Lecturer's biographies on the Roman Army School Page.


  8th November 2013

Hadrianic Society Weekend and Roman Army School 2014.

Information on speakers and a provisional timetable together with downloadable application forms in PDF format are posted on the Members' and Roman Army School pages respectively. More details and CVs will be added as they become available.


Birgitta Hofmann's "The Roman Invasion of Britain - Archaeology Versus History" is now available from Pen & Sword currently  on their website at a special price of £15.99 (regular price£19.99). and Peter Connolly's "Greece and Rome at War", forward by Adrian Goldsworthy, at £35.



7th July 2013 


Publicity Secretary Adam Parker has started a blog which will contain news and general items of Roman interest. Please visit it at

Contributions are welcome.


28th April 2013 

Most of Peter Connolly's extensive library is being sold by the Classical Bookshop in Oxford but there remain volumes of society yearbooks and of Britannia. If anyone is interested in acquiring these, possibly with a donation to charity, the webmaster will forward their requests to Peter's family.






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