The Association was founded in 1903 for the advancement of education by the promotion, development and maintenance of classical studies and to increase public awareness of the contribution and importance of Classics to education and public life.  The Association welcomes members from all backgrounds and there are no prerequisites to membership.

The Association aims to generate income, primarily by means of subscriptions and publications sales, to finance four main areas of activity in furtherance of its objects. 

All our activities are overseen by Council, our board of trustees. Where necessary, smaller committees deal with specific areas of business which require additional expertise, such as publishing or finance. Details of all CA boards and committees are given below.

Meetings 

  • The next meeting of Council will be on 27 March 2021. 
  • The next meeting of the Teaching Board will be on 20 March 2021.
  • The next meeting of the Journals Board will be on 2 October 2021.

A Registered Charity

The Classical Association is a registered charity (No. 313371). We submit an annual return to The Charity Commission. See our profile on The Charity Commission website.

Charitable objectives

The publication of the academic journals Classical QuarterlyClassical Review and Greece & Rome in order to encourage classical scholarship and makes it achievements known.


The award of grants to new educational initiatives, conferences and local CA branches, and the provision of bursaries for teachers and students to attend the Association’s Annual Conference in order to support and advance classical learning in schools and universities.


The publication of CA News and the Presidential Address for CA members in order to increase awareness of the importance of Classics.


Holding an Annual Conference held in March or April at a UK institution in order to encourage classical scholarship and makes its achievements known to a wide audience.