Words by the Water

David Breeze: The Chainsaw Massacre

Fri 7 June | 2pm

The cutting down of the Sycamore Gap tree on Hadrian’s Wall in September 2023 caused widespread shock in Britain and beyond, and for many was felt as a personal loss. The tree had become the iconic view of Hadrian’s Wall. In a positive response to this sad event, Professor David Breeze invited 80 friends and colleagues to nominate their favourite view of the Wall – a testimony to the affection many hold for this evocative Roman frontier.

Book: Hadrian’s Wall in our Time (Archaeopress Publishing)