Walking With the Romans: Daily Life in Eboracum

Photo 1: myself and Henry reading out our joint script on slavery in Roman York at Micklegate Bar, 24th June 2012. Photo copyrighted to IPUP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipup_york/sets/ 

As part of my internship with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) and the York Museums Trust, myself and eleven other interns have been researching and writing scripts for a walking tour of Roman York- Eboracum- and this tour will be available in the form of a leaflet, a podcast and a downloadable app in the summer. 

Last week, on the 24th June, we gave a trial run of our podcast scripts to the general public to gain feedback and learn where to refine our scripts.  There was a surprisingly large turnout, around 30-40 in the audience.  After our tour of Roman York consisting of six key locations had finished we deemed the trial predominantly successful with only minor alterations to make. This was a valuable experience in public presentation and engagement and I enjoyed answering the public’s questions and finding out their own historical interests.

The podcast and app will be available to download from the History of York website in the late summer of 2012 : http://www.historyofyork.org.uk  

Photo 2: myself and Henry reading out our joint script on slavery in Roman York at Micklegate Bar, 24th June 2012. Photo copyrighted to IPUP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipup_york/sets/ 

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