The Association sends its thanks and best wishes to outgoing Student Ambassador Leon Hewitt, of Runshaw College, who has been a stalwart member and helper during his two years with the Association, as he now embarks on the next stage of his classics adventure. We will miss his friendly smile and his infectious enthusiasm at meetings – good luck at university, Leon!
The Association sends its warmest congratulations to Adam (above talking with Dr Michael Scott), a founder member from Lancaster Royal Grammar School, who has been awarded a place to read Classics at University College London. We look forward to seeing Adam at those lectures that coincide with him being back in the area so we can hear all about studying Classics at UCL.
Congratulations to three young members of the Association who have all been awarded LSA CA Summer School Bursaries to attend The JSST Classical Civilisation & Ancient History Summer School at Repton School in Derbyshire. The photo shows Leon Hewitt, Leah Buckel and Isaac Costello all from Runshaw College, Leyland. A fourth bursary was awarded to Tilly-May Johnson from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Reports of their experience at the Summer School by Leah Buckel and Isaac Costello can be read on the Student Bursaries page, where you can find out about applying for this year’s Bursaries.
(L-R): Zain Islam of AKS; Mason Forrest of Kirkham Grammar School; judge Dr Katharine Earnshaw, Exeter University; Skye Demar, Blackpool Sixth Form College; Ross Kinnaird, Runshaw College; Katrina Kelly, Chair of LSA CA.
Congratulations to Association members Skye Dewar, Zain Islam and Ross Kinnaird who all made it through to the Final of the Classics Competition, where they were joined by Mason Forrest from Kirkham Grammar School. And special congratulations to Ross who in a closely fought contest was declared the winner of the very first LSA CA Classics Competition for Schools with his excellent presentation on The Fall of the Roman Empire.
Jonah is the Association’s youngest member , who, at the age of just eight, published his first book The Titan’s Revenge. Well done Jonah from everyone at the Association – an amazing achievement. You can read five star reviews of this ‘truly remarkable piece of imaginative and descriptive writing’ on Amazon and purchase the book here. Jonah is a student at AKS Lytham and is inspired by Greek mythology; he can always be relied upon at the Association’s lectures to ask some of the most interesting and informed questions. We are already looking forward to Jonah’s second book …
Dr Michael Scott
We are delighted to hear from our President that he was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Delphi, Greece – Επίτιμος Δημότης Δελφών – in a ceremony in Athens on Wednesday 25th November 2015. An outstanding and well-deserved honour.
The Association is very pleased to report that its Chair and Founder, Katrina Kelly, has been awarded a place to read Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford. Katrina is pictured far right at her Matriculation (the ceremony marking formal admission to the University) at Magdalen with her fellow first-year classicists.