Events Lectures Lectures While our on site lectures are on hold we hope to start running a series of online lectures based around the continuing research taking place at Vindolanda. All of our lectures are fundraising lectures with any funds raised going to help the Vindolanda Trust with everything from excavation and conservation to staff wages and keeping the museums running. We ask you to pay what you can afford and feel the lectures are worth and we are grateful for every donation made. We will announce upcoming lectures on this page, through our newsletter and on our social media. We look forward to sharing more about our sites and collection with you soon. Upcoming Lectures: Watch this space! In our live lecture you get the chance to ask questions and engage with our experts. Previous Lectures: Below we have a selection of our previous lectures to watch if you missed the live lectures. The Vindolanda Wooden Combs - Barbara Birley, Curator (46mins) Curator, Barbara Birley, as she talks about her connections to the wooden objects, the journey from the excavation through to their conservation and the cataloguing process. She will also tell you about her unexpected fascination with a beautiful but functional class of wooden artefacts, the hair combs. - Archaeology of the Wooden Underworld - Dr Andrew Birley, Director of Excavations and CEO (49mins) Dr Andrew Birley, CEO of the Vindolanda Trust explores the archaeological layers where wooden artefacts are found at Roman Vindolanda and casts a light on why these organic finds are so well preserved. - Wooden Objects at the Edge of the Roman Empire - Dr Rob Sands (36mins) Dr Rob Sands from University College Dublin will introduce you to the extraordinary collection of wooden objects preserved in 1st and 2nd century contexts at the Roman fort of Vindolanda. - The Vindolanda Shoes - Professor Elizabeth Greene (1hr 2mins) Professor Elizabeth Greene who’s research is based around Vindolanda’s leather collection, takes us through the top 10 questions ever asked about the Vindolanda Roman shoes and their fascinating answers.