5–8pm, Friday 25 October 2019

FREE, booking required



Mount Vesuvius is thought to have begun erupting on 24 October AD 79. Almost two thousand years later, join us at the Ashmolean for a special edition of After Hours to 'seize the day' and celebrate all things Pompeii and ancient Rome, with bite-sized talks from students and researchers, and activities for all to enjoy. Ancient Roman-themed dress is encouraged! Please note that not all galleries will be open.

This event is organised in collaboration with TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme.

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General entry is free, but booking is required to guarantee entry.

Booking for the event is only possible online, via the link above. Telephone booking is not possible.

Separate tickets will be needed for entry to the Last Supper in Pompeii exhibition.


The full programme will be announced soon.

Bite-Sized Talks with TORCH

  • An introduction to Last Supper in Pompeii
  • Gorgons, Gods and Gladiators: How to decorate a Pompeian wall
  • Supping and Sacrificing in Pompeii's Gardens
  • The Meaning of Carpe Diem
  • Discovering the Identity of Plants in Art 

Meet the Researchers

Come and meet TORCH researchers throughout the evening who will be happy to answer any questions and tell you more about their work.

Museum Tours with Uncomfortable Oxford

Picturing Research Pop-Up Exhibition

Visit a pop up exhibition of genetic disease research, captured through pictures, and talk to researchers about the science behind their images.

More activities to be announced soon...



The Ashmolean is open late until 8pm every last Friday of the month – click here to find out more
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