Richard Hobbs (British Museum)

May 31, 2019, 12:18 PM
Richard joins David to reflect on how he originally had no plans to go into archaeology or museums, and just wanted to be a drummer in a band, but through a knack of meeting the right people at the right time his career kept progressing. He also discusses what valuable objects can tell us about the influence of Persia on Rome, why we need to rethink the Roman occupation of Britain, working for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, what Trump and late Roman emperors might have in common, and what links Roald Dahl to famous Mildenhall Treasure.

Richard is curator of the Roman Britain gallery at the British Museum. You can see his profile here:,_europe_and_prehistory/richard_hobbs.aspx 
and follow him on Twitter at: @RHobbsBM