This lecture celebrates the Roman love affair with food and drink and its vital role in religion, together with new research which unveils its secrets and those of the people of Pompeii. A fascinating journey from wheat fields and vineyards to markets and temples, from household tables to toilets and finally the tomb.

Lecturer Dr Paul Roberts is the Sackler Keeper of the Antiquities of the Ashmolean Museum and has directed excavations in many countries, accompanies tours to Italy and has written books on Roman daily life, Emperors, glass and mummy portraits.