Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and Santa Croce

Thursday 6 June, 3pm

Hot drinks and cake served from 3pm, lecture starts at 3.30pm and book signing at 4.30pm

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre



Michael Starks will give us an illustrated talk based on his recently published book Understanding Ravenna which will be available for purchase on the day. Ravenna remains home to some of the finest art and architecture of the Late Antiquity period. UNESCO has listed eight of the monuments as World Heritage sites: three churches, two baptisteries, two chapels and a mausoleum. It is the splendour of the mosaics that gives Ravenna its special reputation. They were created in a social environment marked by civic stability and wealth. Yet these are not the characteristics associated with this era of Italian history, which was marked by major political upheavals. This is the question that Michael Starks will set out to answer in his lecture.

Booking will open on 8 February – CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS.