We’re all going on a…Villa holiday

Former Classics Ambassador and University of Leeds student Ronnais Lloyd takes a trip to north Africa and the Roman baths - all in twenty four hours! Whenever I head south, I resolve to visit Romano-British sites, despite the fact that they are normally nowhere near where we are staying and there are lots of traffic … Continue reading We’re all going on a…Villa holiday

Troy Story: A Review

LSA CA member Julia Clayton, former Head of Classics at King George V College in Southport and blogger at Classical Clayton, shares with us her review of the British Museum's 2019-2020 exhibition Troy: Myth & Reality. "Back in the Noughties, Boris Johnson wrote a book, The Dream of Rome (2006) in which he compared the European Union … Continue reading Troy Story: A Review

The Terracotta Warriors

Many museums and galleries across the UK, as well as offering virtual tours, have begun to reopen but for those of us unable to visit them, a new series of blogs focus on some of the fascinating artefacts and collections that have been displayed in British museums. Here, Classics Ambassador Liv S tells us about … Continue reading The Terracotta Warriors

It’s a Man’s World: the lives of ancient women

Classics Competition Winner and creator of The Mythology Manifest Sixth Former Connor Irving explores the oppression of women in Greek and Roman society and refutes the ancient idea that a woman who defies authority must be evil, as he seeks to understand why some women were worshipped whilst others were demonised. Succubus, Harlot, Witch: these … Continue reading It’s a Man’s World: the lives of ancient women

Zooming through the year

We recently held our first ever LSA CA Zoom meeting for our 2020 AGM and virtual celebration evening. It was a ‘bring your own cake and wine’ occasion but we still managed to celebrate in style, including a chorus of Happy Birthday for our student ambassador Declan who turned 18 during lockdown. The Chair, Secretary … Continue reading Zooming through the year

Partying Ancient Style

Saturday 7th March marked the Grand Final of the LSA CA Classics Competition 2020 where four finalists, shortlisted from video entries submitted by 11-19 year old students from across the UK, came to AKS Lytham to deliver their presentations and tell the 100-strong audience about the three ancient characters they would invite to a party. … Continue reading Partying Ancient Style

Troy: Myth or History?

Classics Ambassador Liv Sample shares her exploration of the fascinating history of Troy, after Michael Wood's compelling lecture for the Association on 20th February.  The origins of the Trojan War, and those of the bard Homer, composer of the epic poems the Iliad and Odyssey, have been a source of fascination and debate for millenia. … Continue reading Troy: Myth or History?

Walking with the Gods

Classics Ambassador from Runshaw College, Leo Riley, gives a review of Professor Michael Scott's Presidential Lecture last Thursday evening:  Professor Scott took myself and 361 other keen listeners (a record-breaking audience!) on a journey through the intricacies of Greek religion - a journey which showed us that everything we thought we knew about Greek religion … Continue reading Walking with the Gods

Life in the Backstreets

In a lecture delivered to the LSA Classical Association in November, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill enthralled an audience of over 300 by exploring what life was like for those living in Pompeii and its neighbouring town Herculaneum before and during the fateful day of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Classics Ambassador Thomas Adamthwaite relives … Continue reading Life in the Backstreets

Classics Competition 2020

Are you aged 11-19 and fascinated by the ancient world? Would you like to hone your public speaking skills and present your ideas to a friendly and supportive audience? Would you like to meet Professor Hall and Dr Holmes-Henderson and be in with the chance of winning up to £200? Take part in our 2020 … Continue reading Classics Competition 2020