Live stream
Key stages: Key stage 2
For: Primary
Are your pupils ready to become osteologists (bone scientists)?

Are your pupils ready to become osteologists (bone scientists)?

You'll hear all about what cutting edge bone science can tell us.

Session description

What can the bones of ancient Romans teach us about the way that they lived?

Discover the exciting information we've revealed about Roman Londoners using a real example from the museum - the skeleton of a teenage girl discovered in East London.

And ask your questions about her, the Roman world and the amazing science behind these discoveries to one of our friendly osteologists (bone scientists) - live, from the comfort of your own classroom!

We'll be streaming on Tuesday 17 March (2020) from 1.30-2.30pm.

Session duration:

 1 hour

How to book this session

Express your interest in joining by filling in our short online form.

Additional handy information

Technical requirements

In order to participate, you will require:

  • Access to a screen (such as an interactive whiteboard) from which everyone can watch the live stream
  • Access to YouTube Live - we know that some schools block YouTube so please check with your IT technician whether this will be possible
  • A member of teaching staff available to facilitate the session for the children.


Curriculum links

  • KS2 History: Roman Britain
  • KS2 Science: Identifying scientific evidence related to human skeletons
  • KS2 English: Writing – composition, creating settings, characters and plot

Useful resources

Download the pocket history on Life in Roman London (PDF 274kb)
Watch a fascinating short film about how our bone experts go 'Looking for Londoners' (YouTube, 5.19 minutes)