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2023 - 2024


Past Master for


Graham Barker DL FSA

Graham Barker followed a career in HR and for many years he was HR Director of Takeda Global R&D (Europe) Ltd. His chief passion is Roman archaeology and he specialises in the history of the Roman Empire in the 3rd Century AD.

His book “Imperial Legitimation: the iconography of the Golden Age myth on Roman Imperial Coinage of the third century AD” was published by Spink in 2020. He is working on his next book, on the rebel emperors Carausius and Allectus, with fellow Arts Scholar Dr Sam Moorhead from the British Museum.

Graham has a Law Degree from Durham University and in 2017 he was awarded an MA with Distinction in Classics and Ancient History by Warwick University.

Graham is Vice Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire. He was High Sheriff of Berkshire in 2018 when his main focus was rehabilitation of offenders. In February 2022 Graham was appointed Chair of National Theatre Foundation. He is a Fellow of Society Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society.

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