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 The Friends' Archive

Get the latest news of the Friends and happenings at the Roman Palace in our newsletters.


Our June 2019 newsletter reveals details of the famous Fishbourne Rabbit; a talk given after the Annual General Meeting by Dr Beccy Scott of the British Museum on 'Neanderthals of the Western English Channel'; and a report on the AGM for those who could not be there.

The leading article in our February 2019 newsletter is by the Rev. Prof. Martin Henig on engraved gemstones. There is news of the arrival of Melanie Marsh, new Property Manager at the Palace and a heartfelt tribute to Phil Davies, the recently retired Head of Operations, who died in January; the new hands-on space allowing visitors to try a variety of post-excavation archaeology; and a selection of photographs of the mosaics of Italica, birthplace of Emperor Trajan.

In our October 2018 newsletter Dorothy Lawson writes about alleged magnifying lenses from the 4th century in a museum on Rhodes; there is news of plans for the improvement of the Palace gardens; and Rob Symmons reveals how to access a 3D scan of the Palace and invites us to watch Naomi Sykes' latest lecture about the origins of Fishbourne's wild and domesticated animals.



A young visitor from the Midlands with Richard  Bridgland, Kim and John Brinded, some of Fishbourne's military volunteers.