Last Thursday, 275 members and visitors to the Association braved the rain for the branch's final lecture of the 2018-19 season with bestselling author, historian, and broadcaster Tom Holland. Student Ambassador, Ronnais Lloyd of Runshaw College, writes about the lecture and encourages you to fall in love with the many digressions of the Histories: On what may … Continue reading Holland on Herodotus
It has been an incredibly busy week at the Lytham St Annes Classical Association as over 300 people came to the branch to learn more about the ancient world - on Thursday, we were joined by expert on Ancient Greek Music Professor Armand D'Angour for a fascinating lecture, and on Saturday we welcomed four finalists, our President Professor … Continue reading Classical Connections
There was quite the Classics theme to the twelfth London Literature Festival, held in October last year: a performance of Handel’s opera Apollo and Daphne, an abridged reading of Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey (the first ever by a woman) and the event that I was lucky enough to attend, An Introduction to the … Continue reading A Literary Odyssey
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