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!
Author and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota brought the lecture season to a close with a fantastic insight into archaeological discoveries in Britain, particularly those made by members of the public. It proved a fascinating talk, giving an overview on incredible findings from the modern as well as the ancient world, and gave a sense of the … Continue reading Rocks, Holes and Pots of Gold
Over the last few months, young students around the UK have been thinking about the locations in the ancient world that fascinate them the most and their conclusions, first presented to teachers and then judged by the LSA CA Committee, were revealed to members, guests and visitors at our Junior and Senior Classics Competition Finals … Continue reading Around the world in eighty…minutes
How accurate is the Roman writers’ portrayal of Kleopatra as an immoral, tragic queen of Egypt? In a fascinating penultimate lecture of the season, acclaimed Egyptologist Professor Joann Fletcher took us back in time to the Ptolemaic dynasty and explored the captivating history from Alexander the Great to the last ruler of Egypt: Kleopatra the … Continue reading Kleopatra The Great
Last Thursday, we welcomed award winning historical novelist Lindsey Davis to a packed hall of more than two hundred members and visitors, for a thoroughly enjoyable hour and a half question and answer session, led with great skill by our Chair, Katrina Kelly. To many, Lindsey is best known as the creator of Marcus Didius Falco, … Continue reading An Excellent Evening with Lindsey Davis
We're getting excited for a very busy few weeks here at the Lytham St Annes CA: First up, this Thursday 22nd February we will enjoy an An Evening with Lindsey Davis - do come along for 7pm (doors open 6.15pm) at AKS Lytham to listen to this international bestselling author in conversation about her life and … Continue reading From Falco to Cleopatra (and chance to win competition!)