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Talk Online | Zooming in on Nero (British Museum Youth Collective)

Online | Zooming in on Nero (British Museum Youth Collective)


Step into the shoes of a Roman citizen and experience the turbulent rule of the emperor Nero with the British Museum Youth Collective.

With a reputation tarnished by accounts of evil acts and lavish passion projects, Nero has become one of the most notorious figures in history.

As we take you through the events of his rule – from inheriting the throne at 16 to his forced suicide at 30 – it's up to you to decide whether he was a misunderstood young leader or a cruel tyrant after all.

This will be an immersive and interactive experience with attendees being assigned during the event as either a member of the senate, a Roman commoner or a soldier in the Praetorian Guard. The Youth Collective will guide you through the event with activities designed to explore this controversial topic.

Part of the British Museum Young People's Programme, supported by the Greengross family, the Youth Collective are a group of 18–24 year olds working to inspire other young people to engage with the British Museum. Through events, workshops and creative online content, the Youth Collective aim to spark conversations and influence change at the Museum.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Thu 23 Sep 2021, 6:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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