Members’ News

August 2018

More great results!

Congratulations to all of our members and supporters who received GCSE and A Level results this summer – we are so proud of everyone’s hard work!

Our special congratulations go to some of our Classics Ambassadors who achieved outstanding grades, meaning they can take up their places at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including:

Our Agora editor-in-chief, Alex Melling who will now read Classics at Brasenose College, Oxford

Harvey Phythian, winner of our 2017 Classics Competition, who will study at King’s College, Cambridge

Our fabulous pianist, Samuel Southern, who will take up a place at Kings College London

And two finalists from our Classics Competitions:

Ethan Lees will study Archaeology at Cambridge University

and Mason Forrest will read Classics at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Well done everybody: do keep in touch and keep sharing your love for Classics!

July 2018

Bursary Winners


Six lucky recipients of our Student Bursaries had a great week at Repton School in Derbyshire where they strengthened friendships and met new people, learnt so much about the ancient world, and performed and produced two dramas – Aristophanes’ Clouds and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris. To read all about their experiences, follow our blog here: LSA CA Bursary Winners’ Reports 2018

May 2018

Michael Scott


We are proud to announce that our wonderful President, Michael Scott, has been appointed a Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick University. Having  recently become a National Teaching Fellow, Michael is currently using his Leverhulme Research Fellowship grant to research the meaning and impact of luxuries around the ancient world, part of his ongoing interest in taking a globalised view of the past.


August 2017

Fantastic Results! 

Congratulations are in order for student members Charlotte Bennett (King George V College Southport), Leon Hewitt (Runshaw College), and Ross Kinnaird (Runshaw College) who have all gained places at prestigious universities to pursue their classics careers.

Charlotte, who was a finalist in our 2016 Classics Competition, will study Ancient History at the University of Liverpool.

Leon, a student ambassador for the LSA CA, will study Classics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in 2018.

Ross, winner of our inaugural Classics Competition, will study Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

We love hearing from students and former members, so do let us know about your progress!

July 2017 

Bursary Winners head to Derbyshire! 


Congratulations to our six Bursary winners who have completed a week’s tuition, rehearsing, socialising and learning at the Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Summer School at Repton School. Ross, Alex, Carter, Sam, Ethan and Sal, all had a fantastic time and you can read their reports via our blog.

June 2017

Leon Hewitt 


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!


August 2016

Adam Buckland

Adam and Michael

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.


May 2016

Bursary winners from Runshaw College

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.


April 2016

Classics Competition finalists

(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.


January 2016

Jonah Crouch


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 …


November 2015

Dr Michael Scott

Michael receiving his Delphi honorary citizenship

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.


August 2015

Katrina Kelly


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.