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The thirteenth pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall – Bursaries

October 9, 2008

The Robert Kiln Charitable Trust offers

to attend
8th to 14th August, 2009

The Pilgrimage

For students of the Roman Empire, Rome’s frontiers and her armies, the Hadrian’s Wall Pilgrimage is a remarkable opportunity.  The Pilgrimage offers a detailed introduction to this remarkable World Heritage Site guided by leading specialists in the field.  The Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall will start on the evening of Saturday 8 August and end with the final dinner on the evening of Friday 14 August 2009. The order of progress will be from west to east, starting at Moresby and working eastwards to South Shields. The programme has been arranged in themes: the Cumbrian Coast, the Turf Wall, the Stanegate, the Stone Wall and Tyneside. There will be a particular focus on new work on the Wall, including the differences between the forts on the Cumbrian coast, the new information provided by geophysics, the research on the surviving earthworks and the discovery of pits on the berm and their implications, as well as walking different sections. Special lectures will be held, considering Hadrian’s Wall in literature and on the “souvenir” pans from Britain, including the latest find, the Ilam pan on which there will be a special exhibition in Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.

The Bursaries

Each bursary is worth £500 and covers the cost of coach travel during the pilgrimage, guides, receptions, entrance charges, welcome and final dinners, and lunches. Dinner, bed and breakfast in Carlisle for four nights and three in Newcastle is also provided.


This competition is open to students at UK universities undertaking research relevant to Hadrian’s Wall.  Students should have completed at least two years of undergraduate study.  Third and fourth year BA students, Masters and Doctoral students are all welcome to apply.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send a statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining why they should be considered for a bursary.  Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how the Pilgrimage will assist them in their studies and relate to their future career and research plans.  Applications should be sent before 10 December, 2008 to Professor Ian Haynes, with ‘bursary competition’ marked in the message header.

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