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World Cinema 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker The Oscars are over, film buffs have been identifying the films which are due to emerge in 2015. These are the ones with classical themes. We start with Christopher Honore’s Metamorphoses, briefly mentioned in the last … Continue reading

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‘Teaching with Ancient Artefacts’: JACT INSET day for Secondary Teachers at the Ashmolean Museum

By Dr Jane Masséglia Classics teachers are multi-taskers: in any given week they might be found teaching languages, literature, and history topics across a great chronological range. And yet, some will admit to being reluctant about using archaeological material in their … Continue reading

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Spring Books 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker The Bookseller has just published its Buyers’ Guide of books due in the first half of 2015.  These are books which publishers have nominated as books which should appeal to the general reader.  This note picks out … Continue reading

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UK Theatre 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker Programmes for UK theatre productions are mostly announced in November, too late for inclusion in a December CA News print article.   So this blog provides a better and timelier way of describing what classical works are … Continue reading

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New CA Branch – Lytham St Annes

The latest branch of the country’s largest organisation for the promotion of classics – the Classical Association – is being formed in Lytham St Annes for the first time in the Association’s long and distinguished history. And the driving force … Continue reading

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Tweeting the CA Conference #CA14

In recent years, there’s been a lot of Twitter chat about the CA Conference, be it amusing shots of Percy Bear, livetweeting from the panels, or questions put to speakers via Twitter. We think this is great, and we want … Continue reading

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How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist

By Juliette Harrisson I am a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, with three degrees relating to the ancient world (BA in Ancient History, MA in Myth, PhD in Classics). I am also a freelance journalist, writing primarily for website … Continue reading

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The Olympics: One year on…

You may remember a while ago, we posted about the ‘Sport and Competition in Greece and Rome‘ colloquium which was held at the British Museum.  One year on, Prof. Carey sends the following update on the event and the resources … Continue reading

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CFP: CA Conference, Nottingham 13-16 April, 2014

In 2014 the Annual Conference of the Classical Asso­ciation will be hosted by the Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham. The dates for the con­ference are Sunday 13 April to Wednesday 16 April 2014. The conference dinner will … Continue reading

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#CA2013: A Twitterer’s Perspective

By Robert Harris I tweet a lot – that much needs to be clear from the outset. I’ve been asked to share some thoughts on my experience at this year’s Classical Association conference, but to do so requires that I first … Continue reading

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