Classical Connections

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

A Literary Odyssey

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

Where Eagles (and Goats!) Dare

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

A Champion’s Advice

  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

Statues, Stupa and Sarcophagi

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

Classics Competition 2019

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

Severus Marches On!

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!

What the Greeks and Romans did for us!

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!

A perfect pairing? Review of Rodin and Greek Art at the British Museum

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

LSA CA Bursary Winners’ Reports 2018

“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