What an exceptional start to 2019! On Thursday night we welcomed a record-breaking audience of 310 members, visitors and guests to AKS Lytham for the highlight of our fifth year – our annual Presidential lecture and Celebration Dinner with academic, author and TV historian, Professor Michael Scott. As well as delivering an excellent talk on … Continue reading Where Eagles (and Goats!) Dare
Former Classics Competition Champion, Harvey Phythian, now a first year student at Kings' College Cambridge, reflects on his experience as a competitor in our 2017 Competition and offers his top three favourite artefacts from the ancient world as part of our Hall of Fame series. "My first choice is this … Continue reading A Champion’s Advice
On a cold, autumnal evening in November, Dr Peter Stewart from Oxford University's Classical Art Research Centre transported us from the classical centre of the World, (Lytham St Annes of course!), closer to the geographic centre of the world, Gandhara. He provided us with a refreshing take on classical art and how it disseminated to … Continue reading Statues, Stupa and Sarcophagi
It's Competition time! Are you aged between 11-19 and have a passion for the ancient world that you would love to share with others? Would you like to be in with the chance of meeting Classicist and TV Historian Professor Michael Scott and winning some of our £400 prize money? If so, you have come … Continue reading Classics Competition 2019
On Thursday 18th October, archaeologist and author from the University of Kent, Dr Simon Elliott, visited the Association and addressed more than 215 members and visitors in his talk 'Septimius Severus in Scotland'. Our youngest founder member at the age of 8, Jonah Crouch, now in year 7 and at his final lecture before moving … Continue reading Severus Marches On!
Adam Hart-Davis is a BAFTA nominated television presenter, author and photographer perhaps best known for his innovative science programmes and the hugely successful historical series What the Romans Did for Us, with later spin-offs covering the Ancients, Victorians, Tudors and Stuarts. With his background as a scientist, he was one of the first to take an … Continue reading What the Greeks and Romans did for us!
Our youngest Student Ambassador Liv Sample writes a review of the British Museum's latest exhibition: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the artist whose most famous pieces “The Kiss” and “The Thinker” are known the world over, first visited the British Museum in 1881. He became immediately enraptured by the Parthenon Sculptures (aka the “Elgin Marbles”) and over … Continue reading A perfect pairing? Review of Rodin and Greek Art at the British Museum
“The Summer School has been a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge of the classical world in a very welcoming and relaxed environment, allowing me to learn about topics that I haven’t previously encountered.” Bursary Recipient 2018 "I recommend applying for a bursary and going to the summer school with all my soul, it was both … Continue reading LSA CA Bursary Winners’ Reports 2018
For some people it’s body-surfing on the Cornish coast or a family outing to Alton Towers. For us, this summer was an opportunity to explore some highlights of Scotland including the Necropolis in Glasgow. Created in 1833, it was amongst the first of the great British cemeteries and emulated the hygienic and tasteful burying grounds … Continue reading A Summer Stroll through the Glasgow Necropolis
Chair of the branch, Katrina Kelly, reflects on the success and highlights of the Lytham St Annes Classical Association's fourth year and looks forward to another exciting lecture programme for 2018-19. "We have once again enjoyed a great programme of lectures featuring first class speakers and a range of subjects that have taken us from … Continue reading A fantastic fourth!