We have now published our programme of lectures for 2020-21. Unfortunately we have had to cancel the first lecture – Shelley Hales on 16th September – because of advice from YouGov about public meetings. Please check your emails or this site for confirmation of future meetings.
We have also published the membership form for the coming year, so you can join now.
The Classical Studies team at the University of Winchester is pleased to invite you to their next Virtual Open Day on the 4th July 2020! Book your place. Members of the teaching team and a student helper will be happy to introduce the course and answer your questions. Continue reading “Winchester University Open Day”
As we’re unlikely to be able to meet for some time yet, you might like to cast your mind back to last summer’s Prandium, where we honoured long-serving members Brian and Diana Sparkes. The occasion was marked with a spectacular cake (see full post for a picture), and Stephen Anderson spoke for us all in his fine speech (also quoted in full below).
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While our lectures are suspended you may like to view our new Resources page instead. There you can find details on books and articles written by our speakers, and even a few videos of similar lectures they have given.
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We are sorry to announce that the lecture on Wednesday 11th March has been cancelled as a precautionary measure in the current public health emergency.
Dr Shelley Hales of the University of Bristol had been due to talk on ‘Cities of the Dead: Pompeii in our Morbid Imagination.’ We hope to be able to reschedule her talk.
Join us on Wednesday 11th March, when Dr Shelley Hales of the University of Bristol will lecture on ‘Cities of the Dead: Pompeii in our Morbid Imagination’, examining how for some people Pompeii’s appeal is a city of ghosts and skeletons.
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Dr Carey Fleiner delivered a fascinating lecture to the Southampton Branch of the CA on ‘ Nero & Agrippina ‘ at King Edward VI School, Southampton on Wednesday 6th February 2020. There are about 30 sources for the period but the big three are Dio Cassius, Suetonius and Tacitus.
Continue reading “Agrippina : Optima Mater”
Join us on Wednesday 5th February, as Dr Carey Fleiner, University of Winchester, will lecture on Nero and Agrippina, examining the myth and reality of Agrippina’s position as optima mater, the best of mothers, whom Nero ultimately had murdered.
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Members are warmly invited to a buffet lunch at Tony and Beverley’s on Saturday January 11th. The cost will be only £7.00, all inclusive, payable in advance or on the day. Vegetarian and vegan dishes will also be available. Details below.
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On Thursday 5th December Dr Christopher Grocock delivered a talk entitled “Roman Britain and the Bloomberg Tablets, or, What use was Latin?” Dr Grocock gave us a wide-ranging lecture on the place of Latin in Roman Britain and concentrated on the evidence that the Bloomberg tablets have given us since the start of excavations at the site in London in 2010.
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