Jonah’s Journey

Our International Classics Ambassador, Jonah Crouch, shares with us his recent visits to some of the ancient world's most famous sites, beginning in Athens and ending at Knossos.  "One holiday, two classical empires - infused with a whole bunch of ancient, spiritual and archaeological sites. This was my summer in Greece. I have wanted to … Continue reading Jonah’s Journey

Making Classics even MORE fun!

"Thanks to the bursary I received from the Lytham St Annes Classical Association I was able to attend the JSST Classics and Ancient History Summer School – an experience that has helped solidify my love for Classics, and my desire to carry it on at a higher level." (Leo) "I would wholeheartedly and without a doubt … Continue reading Making Classics even MORE fun!

A Turkish Trip: Part Two

Last week, Student Ambassador Ronnais Lloyd shared with us the Ephesus and Pergamon parts of her odyssey around modern day Turkey - read it here! - which ended with this lovely image: we watched the most amazing sunset over the Dardanelles, drinking cocktails . . . moving on, she arrived at Homer's most famous city -  Troy On … Continue reading A Turkish Trip: Part Two


LSA CA Classics Ambassador and Runshaw Classics Sixth Former Ronnais Lloyd headed east this summer for her own classical Odyssey around Turkey: here she takes us around two ancient sites, Ephesus and Pergamon. Check back next Sunday for part two of her travel diaries, featuring Troy and Istanbul!  Ephesus Our journey started by waking up … Continue reading A TURKISH TRIP: PART ONE

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