A Fabulous Fifth

At the Association's annual Celebration Afternoon, branch chair Katrina Kelly reports on the LSA CA's activities as it celebrates its fifth birthday: In 2018-19 we celebrated our fifth anniversary year with a special lecture programme, a fantastic array of outreach events, and exciting news (see Current Programme) that is a testament to the branch’s growth in … Continue reading A Fabulous Fifth

A Portal to the Past

With summer quickly approaching, there’s nothing like a good book to lose yourself in – and why not get lost in the colour and culture of the ancient past? Many of our former lecturers have been very busy in recent months researching and writing their latest publications. To celebrate their place in our Classics Community, … Continue reading A Portal to the Past

Holland on Herodotus

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

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!