Slides Collection and Imago database

Imago database

A new development by the Roman Society which allows access to images of sites, monuments, inscriptions and objects from Rome and the Roman World available from the Roman Society's image bank for teaching and research. Select from over 1,500 images and donate your photos to share.

General information

The Slides Collection of the Hellenic and Roman Societies is housed in the Library and contains over 6,700 35mm slides. These cover a wide range of material from archaeological sites, plans & reconstructions to classical art and artifacts. They are in the form of individual slides, slide sets with notes or filmstrips with notes.

Slides and slide sets are for hire and filmstrips are available for general sale.

A recent development by the Roman Society has been the production of the Imago database: Photos of sites, monuments, inscriptions and objects from Rome and the Roman World available from the Roman Society's image bank for teaching and research. Select from over 1,500 images and donate your photos to share.

All slides and filmstrips are supplied, whether to purchasers or borrowers, for their own use and not for reproduction or publication.

The Slides Collection of the Hellenic and Roman Societies are pleased to announce that they have received a bequest from the late Dr. Margaret Roxan which will be of special interest to scholars of the Roman Army. Please consult indexes in the Library Office for details of individual slides which are available for loan at a cost of 20p per slide per fortnight.

Catalogues and Lists

Separate catalogues of the Greek and Roman slides, for hire to members of the Hellenic or Roman Societies - with details of slide number, country, site, monument, description, and, where appropriate, museum & museum no - are available at the following rates:
Greek catalogue: £8.50 (posted). £7.50 (collected)
Roman catalogue: £7.50 (posted). £6.50 (collected)
Both catalogues: £14.00 (posted). £12.00 (collected)
List of contents of slide sets/filmstrips: £2.00 (posted or collected)

Hire of slides and slide sets

Hire charges for individual slides: 20p per fortnight.
Hire charges for slide sets & lecture notes. £4.50 per set per fortnight.
Hire charges for CD ROM & lecture notes. £5.00 per fortnight.
At least a week's notice of requirements for hire should be given. Slides are posted first class 7 days before the date required. If slides are not returned within 7 days after this date, the borrower will be charged extra for every week or part of a week overdue. Borrowers bear the cost of loss or damage, and pay the postage both ways.

Click here for a list of Slide sets for hire.

Film Strips for Sale

Filmstrips (strips of unmounted slides) are sold to members of the Hellenic or Roman Societies and to non-members. All are coloured or mainly coloured and are supplied with lecture notes which are included in the price. The price categories are:

  • A 1-36 frames: £10.00
  • B 37-48 frames: £12.00
  • C 49+ frames: £14.00
  • Please add postage of £0.50p per filmstrip in the U.K. and £1.00 overseas.

Click here for a list of filmstrips for sale.

Orders should be sent to:

Slides Assistant
Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies
Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Tel: 020 7862-8709
Fax: 020 7862 8735
email: Ms Sue Willetts: sue.willetts@london.ac.uk