Carpe Diem! Ashmolean After Hours: Last Supper in Pompeii


CARPE DIEM! Ashmolean After Hours: Last Supper in Pompeii

Join us at the Ashmolean for a Pompeii themed late-night at the Museum!

Mount Vesuvius is thought to have begun erupting on 24 October AD79. Almost two thousand years later, join us at the Ashmolean to seize the day and celebrate all things Pompeii and ancient Rome with bite-sized talks from humanities students and researchers, and activities for all. In collaboration with TORCH and the Ashmolean Museum as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme.

Ancient Roman-themed dress is encouraged! Suitable for all ages.





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.


General entry is FREE - please book your free ticket via Eventbrite to access the activities on offer throughout the museum. 

Seperate tickets are required for entry to the Last Supper of Pompeii exhibition. To book please visit the Ashmolean Museum website directly.