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Inspirational Brading Roman Villa

My name is Michael Fulford and I am a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading and a Trustee of Oglander Roman Trust.  Some…

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The Antonine Plague

The Antonine Plague of 165 to 180 AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (after Galen, the physician who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought to…

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New Trustees appointed to the board

Announcement of Appointment of new trustees of Oglander Roman Trust 29th May 2020 In February 2020, the Trustees of the Oglander Roman Trust launched a…

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Support for Brading Roman Villa from Bob Seely MP

We would like to thank Bob Seely, Isle of Wight MP for his letter of support during this uncertain time. His support for Brading Villa,…

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Remembering Ambrosia

One of the mosaics at Brading, is believed to represent Ambrosia who was turned into a grape vine to save her from the unwelcome attentions…

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The Gallus Mosaic

This weeks post discusses the origins and symbolism of the cockerel headed figure in one of our mosaic floors.  This mosaic is particularly special as…

Wall Plaster
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Phoenix and Peacocks

At present we are closed, but we hope to rise again like a phoenix. The image of the phoenix has inspired and sustained many over…

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Why the Romans conquered Britain

This week our blog has been written by Ben And Jasmine   It was over 2000 years ago that the Romans invaded Britain. They wanted…

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Roman Roads

Thanks to Rene, age 11 who helped contribute to the first Brading Blog. Her topic is Roman roads. Romans are warriors, they fight for whatever…

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Welcome to the Brading Villa Blog

Hello, welcome to the first of our Brading Villa blogs. Over the coming weeks during this time of uncertainty we thought it would be good…

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Covid 19: Villa Closure

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF ORT We have been keeping our doors open to the museum, café and grounds to continue to serve our customers…

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Trustee Vacancies

Brading Roman Villa (the Villa) is a unique heritage site with world class mosaics set in beautiful countryside overlooking Sandown Bay. It is a Scheduled…

Coronavirus Closure

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is paramount, and therefore in light of the most recent government recommendations, we are closing as of 20th March, until further notice.

Your support as visitors, friends and donors is more important now than ever. We have substantial ongoing overhead costs that will need to be met despite our loss of income from visitors and events. Accordingly, we would be very grateful to any of you who feel able to make a donation, however small...