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You have already met Prof Ian Haynes on our first video of this course. Ian is the Lead Educator on this course, and he will be your guide through the next six weeks.

Ian received his doctorate in Roman archaeology at Oxford University in 1994, and lectured at both Oxford and London universities before being appointed Chair of Archaeology at Newcastle in 2007.

Bryan Wallace is your Mentor throughout the six weeks of this course. Bryan has a background in geography and town planning, and is a graduate of the part time MA Roman Frontiers Studies at Newcastle University. He joined the Masters programme after doing this course, because he liked it so much! Bryan has walked most of Hadrian’s Wall. He will be looking at the course a few times each week and you may well see his comments in response to your questions and thoughts.

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Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier

Newcastle University

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