It’s a Man’s World: the lives of ancient women

Classics Competition Winner and creator of The Mythology Manifest Sixth Former Connor Irving explores the oppression of women in Greek and Roman society and refutes the ancient idea that a woman who defies authority must be evil, as he seeks to understand why some women were worshipped whilst others were demonised. Succubus, Harlot, Witch: these … Continue reading It’s a Man’s World: the lives of ancient women

Zooming through the year

We recently held our first ever LSA CA Zoom meeting for our 2020 AGM and virtual celebration evening. It was a ‘bring your own cake and wine’ occasion but we still managed to celebrate in style, including a chorus of Happy Birthday for our student ambassador Declan who turned 18 during lockdown. The Chair, Secretary … Continue reading Zooming through the year

Partying Ancient Style

Saturday 7th March marked the Grand Final of the LSA CA Classics Competition 2020 where four finalists, shortlisted from video entries submitted by 11-19 year old students from across the UK, came to AKS Lytham to deliver their presentations and tell the 100-strong audience about the three ancient characters they would invite to a party. … Continue reading Partying Ancient Style

Troy: Myth or History?

Classics Ambassador Liv Sample shares her exploration of the fascinating history of Troy, after Michael Wood's compelling lecture for the Association on 20th February.  The origins of the Trojan War, and those of the bard Homer, composer of the epic poems the Iliad and Odyssey, have been a source of fascination and debate for millenia. … Continue reading Troy: Myth or History?

Walking with the Gods

Classics Ambassador from Runshaw College, Leo Riley, gives a review of Professor Michael Scott's Presidential Lecture last Thursday evening:  Professor Scott took myself and 361 other keen listeners (a record-breaking audience!) on a journey through the intricacies of Greek religion - a journey which showed us that everything we thought we knew about Greek religion … Continue reading Walking with the Gods

Life in the Backstreets

In a lecture delivered to the LSA Classical Association in November, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill enthralled an audience of over 300 by exploring what life was like for those living in Pompeii and its neighbouring town Herculaneum before and during the fateful day of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Classics Ambassador Thomas Adamthwaite relives … Continue reading Life in the Backstreets

Classics Competition 2020

Are you aged 11-19 and fascinated by the ancient world? Would you like to hone your public speaking skills and present your ideas to a friendly and supportive audience? Would you like to meet Professor Hall and Dr Holmes-Henderson and be in with the chance of winning up to £200? Take part in our 2020 … Continue reading Classics Competition 2020

Caesar’s Wife Must Be Above Suspicion

Classics Ambassador Declan Boyd reports on Super Saturday: Professor Dame Mary Beard’s Presidential Address given for the Classical Association on 9th November 2019, entitled Caesar’s Wife Must Be Above Suspicion: In her Address, Professor Beard took us on a fascinating journey through time to explore  artistic representations of the Roman empresses – and the sinister […]

Super Saturday

On Saturday 9th November, we were delighted to host the national Classical Association's Annual Presidential Address, delivered this year by outgoing President Professor Dame Mary Beard at AKS Lytham to a record-breaking audience. This was the first time in the CA's 116 year history that this special event has been held at a local branch … Continue reading Super Saturday

Sallust’s Silent Cicero

As we move into November, LSA CA Classics Ambassador and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Former Declan Boyd takes us back two thousand and eighty two years to November 63BC. The setting is Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero is consul and the city is in crisis . . .  In 63 BCE, the Roman senator Lucius … Continue reading Sallust’s Silent Cicero