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The end of the Reading Competition season

by Barbara Finney Spring generally marks the end of the Reading Competitions that are organised by Classical Association branches for local schools. This year the climax was the pilot Classics Competition run by the Lytham St. Anne’s Branch (a branch … Continue reading

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The Almeida Iliad and the remarkable summer of 2015

by Professor Simon Goldhill You have probably seen one of those blissfully dated films – usually with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland – where the kids exclaim, “we have the barn by the river; we have the team; we could … Continue reading

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Developing Classics in Wales

by Evelien Bracke I recently gave a presentation about the state of Classics in Welsh schools at the CA conference. At first glance, Classics is very much marginalised in Wales: no teacher training exists, only 11% of secondary schools offer … Continue reading

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The Classics in Communities Project

by Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson Background, purpose and aims The Classics in Communities project  is a partnership between the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Iris Project. It was set up to raise the profile of Classical languages … Continue reading

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Spring Books 2016

by Philip Hooker The Bookseller’s Buyer’s Guide is now published – and these are some of the books on classical themes which publishers think will be of interest to the general reader.  (Plus some others recently reviewed). The highlighted book … Continue reading

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Screen and Stage 2016

by Philip Hooker Information on most major films to be released in 2016 and most UK stage productions in the first half of 2016 is now available.  These are the items of classical interest: On the big screen, there will … Continue reading

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CA Teaching Board Chair’s Roundup of 2015

by Genevieve Lively It’s now been a year since JACT reformed as the JACT Summer Schools Trust (JSST) and moved its other core activities to continue under the auspices of the Classical Association. Here’s an overview of some of the … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Greek History: a Classical Association INSET day

by Penny Goodman and Peter Liddel On 21st November 2015, the Classical Association Teaching Board held its first INSET day for teachers of ancient history.  The event was funded jointly by the University of Leeds and the Classical Association, and … Continue reading

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Classics in South West Wales – an update

by Evelien Bracke On the 26th November, WalesOnline featured the headline ‘Could Latin be set for a comeback in Welsh classrooms?’  In spite of the question mark, that the media picked up on all the Classics-related events that are going … Continue reading

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Forty Years of the Guildford Classical Association

by Jeremy Antrich My wife Ann and I, both Classics teachers, arrived in Surrey from Bristol in 1974. We had previously enjoyed meetings of BACT and the Bristol CA, but there was no local Classical organisation.  So we teamed up … Continue reading

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