Welcome to Romans on the Tyne, a collaborative project exploring the fantastic ancient people, objects and sites of the North East. This project is led by Dr Stephanie Holton and supported by a team of undergraduate students in Classics and Ancient History from Newcastle University.

Our Mission

We love the ancient world, and we love being able to share our enthusiasm for it with schools, students, and community groups across our beautiful North East region – and now, thanks to Zoom, much further afield! Dr Holton and her outreach team work on a number of curricular and extra-curricular projects during the year, and can help with creating resources, running workshops, or just linking you up with an expert for a talk on anything ancient.

Our Partners

Dr Holton has worked with Classics for All since 2020, proudly representing the Tyneside area as part of their North East regional network. With their help and expertise, we support Primary and Secondary schools to begin their classical journey!

The first stage of our Romans on the Tyne project (2021-22) was supported by the Classical Association, with additional funding through Newcastle University’s Engagement & Place strategy. The second stage (2023 onwards) is supported by Classics for All and Dr Holton’s Vice Chancellor’s Education Excellence Award funding. We’ve also received support from The Landmark Trust as part of their fantastic Landmark Futures programme.

We are also extremely fortunate to benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of our wonderful colleagues across Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, from the Great North Museum to the fantastic Segedunum and Arbeia Roman Forts.