FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

19 October 2018 - Chemistry

This free public talk is part of FESTA 2018 – a public festival of architecture, design and food.

University of Canterbury Adjunct Associate Professor Robin Bond will explore the ancient contexts for feasting and the influence of food on the development of a society.

Using the works of the Roman satirists and their recurrent topic of the cena/banquet as a guide, Professor Bond will investigate social distinctions and mores in Rome in the first century AD.

Visitors can also enjoy a private viewing of the Teece Museum, which will be open from 5.00pm.

For more information about FESTA events, view the full programme online at or check out Festa’s Facebook page.

Date: Friday 19 October 2018

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Venue: Recital Room, Level 1, University of Canterbury Arts City Location, Chemistry building, the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.