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Classics Teaching Resources


LOCAL BRANCHES OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION

Forthcoming Events 2005

Bangor and North Wales;
Harpur;
Birmingham and District;
Bristol;
Cambridge;
Cardiff;
Gloucestershire;
Guildford;
Hull;
Lampeter;
Leeds;
Leicestershire and Rutland;
London;
Manchester;
North Staffordshire;
Northumberland and Durham;
Nottingham;
Oxford;
Reading;
Salisbury;
Sheffield;
Southampton;
Sussex;
South West;
Tayside;
Scotland;
Edinburgh;
Glasgow;
Otago
If you would like to get involved with your local CA Branch please contact the Secretary of the Branch for details.

BANGOR AND NORTH WALES

32 members

Pres/Treas/Sec: Mr J. Ellis Jones, 2 Fronheulog, Sling, Tregarth, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4RD Tel: 01248 600 281; e-mail: john(at)ellisjones.freeserve.co.uk.

2005:
  • 20 Jan: Prof. D. Langslow, 'Between Indo-European and Romance: the History of the Latin Language';
  • 27 Jan: play reading of Euripides' Bacchae;
  • 3 Feb: Prof. P. Field, 'King Arthur: Romano-British or Asian?';
  • 10 Feb: play reading of Euripides' Ion;
  • 17 Feb: Prof. T. Harrison, 'Achaemenid Persia and the British Empire';
  • 24 Feb: play reading of Plautus' The Rope;
  • 3 March: Mr R. Stanley, '100BC - Personal and Physical Naturalism in late Greek Religion';
  • 10 March: play reading of Plautus' Amphitryo;
  • 17 March: Mr A. Brothers, 'James 'Athenian' Stuart: Anger, Indolence, and the beginnings of the Greek Revival in Britain';
  • 14 April: play reading of Terence's Hecyra;
  • 21 April: visit to Caer Llugwy Roman Fort;
  • 28 April: AGM.


HARPUR CLASSICAL SOCIETY

5 Schools

Sec: Jenny Morris, Bedford High School, Bedford, MK40 2BS. Tel: 01234 360 221; email: jsm(at)bedfordhigh.co.uk.

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLANDS

25 members, 14 schools.

  • Chair: Prof D. Costa
  • Treas/Sec: Michael Townsend, 47 Ulverley Green Road, Solihull, B92 8BQ. Tel: 01217069308.


2/3 slide talks are planned for 2004-05 on subjects selected from Homer, slaves, Wroxeter excavations and Pomponius Mela. Contact the Secretary for more information.

BRISTOL

24 members, 10 schools

  • Treas: Clifford Dammers
  • Sec: Sally Knights, Redland High School for Girls / Sue Pontin, Cotham School. E-mail: sally(at)knightshome.fsnet.co.uk / sue_pontin(at)hotmail.com.
2005:
  • 24 Jan: Prof C. Gill, 'The Self as Structure in Hellenistic Thought';
  • 3 March: Prof S. Oakley, 'Livy, History and Hannibal';
  • March: Intermediate and Senior Reading Competition (date to be confirmed);
  • 10 May: Prof K. Dowden, 'Homer's Iliad: the story you are not told';
  • 6 June: AGM.


CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT



  • Pres: Anthony Bowen
  • Sec: Mrs Marian Cleaver, 18 High St., Histon, Cambridge CB4 9JD. Tel: 01223 232 897; e-mail; marian(at)cleaver18.fsnet.co.uk.
2005:
  • Feb: GCSE lecture tba;
  • Late Feb: Junior Reading Competition;
  • 3 March: Martin Millet, 'Access to Roman Britain';
  • 26 May: Ludi Scaenici;
  • June: Teachers' evening;
  • Late June: Aristofest.


CARDIFF AND DISTRICT

40 members

  • Pres: Prof. John Percival
  • Treas: Dr Louis Rawlings
  • Sec: Dr Ruth Westgate, School of History & Archaeology, Cardiff University, PO Box 909, Cardiff, CF10 3XU. Tel: 0292087 6105; e-mail: westgater(at)cardiff.ac.uk.
2005:
  • 28 Feb: Dr H. Van Wees, title tba;
  • 25 April: Dr C. Steel, 'Writing and the Elite in the late Roman Republic' (with the Roman Society).

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

30 members, 6 schools

  • Pres: Mr Charles Wright
  • Sec: Jonathan Allen, Dean Close School, Shelburne Rd, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE. Tel: 01242 258 000; e-mail: j.allen(at)deanclose.org.uk.
2005: :
  • 24 Feb: Prof H. King, 'Women in 5th Century Greece';
  • 2 March; Mr R, Woff; 'Picturing the Odyssey' (illustrated);
  • 4 May: Prof J. Powell, 'Horace Odes iii.'

GUILDFORD

c.90 members, c.100 schools

  • Chair: Jane Thorp
  • Treas: Ian Parker
  • Sec: Mrs Glenda Sewell, 50 Nightingales, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8DE. Tel: 01483 273 037; e-mail: rod.sewell(at)totalise.co.uk.
2005:
  • 2 Feb: Teachers' Forum: Will Griffiths on the Cambridge On-line Latin Project;
  • 2 March: GCSE Conference: Dr S. Harrison, 'Sagae thessalae', Dr R. Cowan, 'Echo and Narcissus', Dr J, Rowlandson, 'Roman Women';
  • 15 March: Latin and Greek Reading Competition;
  • 7 May: 30th anniversary dinner;
  • 23 June: Staff Development Course;
  • 6 July: AGM.
HULL AND DISTRICT 43 members Pres: Canon Stephen Deas; Treas: Mrs Gwen Staveley; Sec: Miss Margaret Nicholson, 17 Sycamore Court, Park Grove, Hull, HU5 2UL. Tel: 01482 470 119; e-mail: m.ilicholson@hull.ac.uk. 2005: :
  • 13 Jan: Mrs K. Vickers, 'Greek Vases';
  • 17 Feb: Dr S. Todd, 'Why Thucydides Invited the Peloponnesian War';
  • 10 March: Mr P. Halkon, 'The Valley of the Iron Masters';
  • 20 May: Annual Dinner.

LAMPETER AND MID WALES

Sec: Michael Cottier, Dept of Classics, University of Wales, Lampeter, SA48 7ED. E-mail: m.cottier(at)lamp.ac.uk.

LEEDS AND DISTRICT

  • Pres: Hilary Underwood
  • Chair: Lionel Scott
  • Treas: Prof. Malcolm Heath, School of Classics, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT. Tel: 0113 343 3542; e-mail: m.f.heath(at)leeds.ac.uk.
Contact the Treasurer for more information.

LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND

  • Chair: Prof. Graham Shipley
  • Sec: Dr Colin Adams, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, Leicester, LEI 7RH. Tel: 0116 252 2728; e-mail: cepa1(at)le.ac.uk.
2005: Spring: a lecture on a Roman subject, details tba.

LONDON (AND LACT)

60 members, c. 12 schools

  • Pres: Mr Geoffrey Fallows
  • Treas: Mrs A.K. Matthews
  • Sec: Miss N.C.L. Phillips, 3 Waveney Mansions, 66 Fairhazel Gardens, London, NW6 3SN. Tel: 020 7328 0728.
2005: :
  • 23 Feb: Mr J. Muir, 'The Homeric Hero';
  • 1 March: Prof. J. Griffin, 'Men and Women: Hippolytus, Phaedra and Others';
  • 2 March: Reading Competition;
  • 9 March: Dr N. Lowe, 'Aristophanes';
  • 26 April: London AGM;
  • 11 May: LACT AGM; Mid May: Ludi Scaenici.

MANCHESTER & DISTRICT

60 members, 47 schools

  • Pres: Mr A. Whitehead
  • Chair: Dr S. Todd
  • Treas: Helen Roberts
  • Sec: Mrs Wendy Moleas, 11 Queen St, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HZ. Tel: 01565 651 749; e-mail: wmoleas(at)hotmail.com.
2005
  • 21 Jan: AGM; 23 Feb: Dr N. Lowe, 'Making the New Hollywood Classics: Secrets, Lies and Tales from Development Hell';
  • 11 March: Dr R. Gibson, 'New Approaches to Ovid's Ars Amatoria';
  • 4 May: Dr J. March, 'War, Homer and Wilfred Owen' (with the Hellenic Society).

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE

c.80 members, 4 schools

  • Chair: Father Anthony Dykes
  • Treas: Mr Richard Wallace
  • Sec: Mr Stephen Clifford, Kalathos, Cherry Tree Lane, Woore, Shropshire, CW3 9SR. Tel: 01630 647 765; e-mail: northstaffsca(at)yahoo.co.uk; www.geocities.com/northstaffsca/.
2005: :
  • 18 Jan: Saturnalia party;
  • Feb/March: Fr. M. Tower, 'The Missing Books of the New Testament';
  • 17 Feb: play reading of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus
  • 8 March: Dr E. Griffiths, 'Children in Greek Tragedy'
  • May: trip to Gloucestershire Villa sites and Cirencester Museum.

NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM

119 members

  • Pres: Dr E.D. Hunt
  • Treas: Mr M. Smith
  • Sec: Mrs E.P. McGilvray, Dept of Classics & Ancient History, University of Durham 0191 334 1668; e-mail: e.p.mcgilvray(at)dur.ac.uk.
2005
  • Early Feb: Dr R. Brock, details tba;
  • March: Alexander the Great Conference;
  • 5 May: DrJ. Ingleheart, title tba.

NOTTINGHAM

23 members, 10 affiliated schools

  • Chair: Prof A. Sommerstein
  • Treas: Dr D. Lee
  • Sec: Ms Hilary Walters, 16 Dunster Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6JF. E-mail: hilary.walters(at)ntlworld.com.
2005: :
  • 1 Feb: Prof. T. Cornell, 'Back to Basics with Augustus' (with the Roman Society);
  • 8 Feb: Dr A.M. Burnett, 'What were Coins for?' (with the Nottingham Numismatic Society);
  • 17 March: EMACT Reading Competition;
  • 26 April: Dr S. Deaey, 'From Athena to Xena: Warrior Women in Myth and Fantasy';
  • 21 June: AGM, Dr L. Llewellyn-Jones, 'Celluloid Cleopatras or did the Greeks ever get to Egypt?' (with the Hellenic Society).

OXFORD

c. 100 members, c.60 schools

  • Treas: Dr M. Pobjoy
  • Sec: Dr B. Currie, Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW. Tel: 01865 276 510; e-mail: bruno.currie(at)oriel.oxford.ac.uk.
2005: :
  • 3 Feb: Latin A-Level Conference: Augustan Latin Literature;
  • 7 March: Reading Competition;
  • 20 June: AGM.

READING

36 members, 15 schools

  • Pres; Dr T.T.B. Ryder
  • Chair: Mrs A. Thornton
  • Treas: Dr A. Thornton
  • Sec: Mr S.R.D. Wallis, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AA. Tel: 0118 931 8002; e-mail: s.r.d.wallis(at)rdg.ac.uk.
Contact the Secretary for more information.

SALISBURY & DISTRICT

6 members, 11 affiliated schools

  • Chair: Stephen Plaister
  • Treas: William Lockett
  • Sec: Nicholas Bray, 19 Wainalong Rd, Salisbury Wiltshire, SP1 1LJ. Tel: 01722 330 419; e-mail: alo1645(at)hotmail.com.
2005:
  • 10 Feb; Dr S. Goldhill, 6th Form lecture on Greek tragedy;
  • 1 March: Reading Competition;
  • 8 June; AGM;
  • mid- June; Event for year 12 students contemplating classics at university.

SHEFFIELD & DISTRICT

4 affiliated schools

  • Pres; Mrs Jean Mingay
  • Chair: Mr David Dean
  • Treas: Mr Vin Knowles
  • Sec: Mrs Sarah Armstrong, 39 Southgrove Rd, Sheffield, S10 2NP. Tel: 0114 266 3023; e-mail: david.j.armstrong(at)fish.co.uk.
2005 :
  • 5 March: Prof P. Easterling, 'Ancient plays for Modern Audiences';
  • 5 Jan: Prof D. Langslow, 'The Origins of the Latin Language' (to be confirmed);
  • 5 Feb: Dr A. Chamberlain: 'An Introduction to Osteo-archaeology: dead people do tell tales' (to be confirmed);
  • Early May: GCSE Latin set book revision session.

SOUTHAMPTON

31 members, 10 affiliated schools

  • Pres: Mr P. Ferris
  • Treas: Jenny Wright
  • Sec: Elizabeth Pickett, St James' Vicarage, Elizabeth Close, Southampton, SO30 3LT. E-mail: picket(at)tauntons.ac.uk or lizpickett(at)cwcom.net.
2005
  • 27 Jan: Dr B. Rankov, 'The Trireme Project'
  • 7 Feb: Schools' Classics Forum
  • 11 Feb: J. Affleck, 'LTG: Computers in Classics'
  • 4 March: Latin and Greek Reading Competition
  • 19 May: Dr R. Omitowoju, 'Sex in the City.'
  • 2 July: Prandium


SUSSEX/SACT

47 members, 20 schools

  • Chair; Spencer Beal
  • Treas: Philip Duffy
  • Sec; Elizabeth Mumford, Woodside, Cinder Hill, North Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4HP. Tel: 01825 722 068; e-mail: e.mumford(at)virgin.net.


2005:
  • 8 Feb: Reading Competition;
  • 9 March: Sixth Form Conference;
  • 16 June: Summer Party, Russell Ash, 'Alma-Tadema' (illustrated).

SOUTH-WEST

206 members, 19 schools

  • Pres: Prof T.P. Wiseman
  • Treas: Prof S. Mitchell
  • Sec: Ms Rebecca Symonds, Blundells School, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4DN. E-mail: res(at)blundells.org.
2005:
  • Dr H. Van Wees, 'The Spartan Army: Myths and Realities';
  • 15 Feb: Dr J. Prag, 'One Day all Roads Will Lead to Rome: Road-Building in the Republican Provinces';
  • 15 March: Prof. S.J. Harrison, 'Augustus, the Poets and the Monuments';
  • 10 May: Prof. G. Woolf, 'Writing Ethne: The Politics and Poetics of an Ancient Science.'

Tayside

9 schools

  • Pres: David Clelland
  • Chair: Jason Konig (e-mail: jpk3(at)st-and.ac.uk);
  • Treas: Andrew Lang
  • Sec; Andy McKellar, Dundee High School, Euclid Crescent, Dundee, DD1 1HU. E-mail: saamckellar(at)dundeehigh.dundeecity.sch.uk / stewart(at)mckellar.fsworld.co.uk.
2005:
  • 16 March: School Highers Conference;
  • 15 June: Recitation Competition.

ALLIED ASSOCIATIONS

CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF SCOTLAND (founded 1902)

  • Chair: Prof. E. Moignard;
  • Treas: Mr A. Hood;
  • Sec: Prof. C. Smifl^ School of Classics, University of St Andrews, St, Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL. Email: cjsj6@st-aiiirews.ac.uk;
Summer meeting: 6 May, Edinburgh University: Prof. C. Patterson, 'Family tombs and the relation of 'public' to 'private' burial.'

EDINBURGH & SOUTH-EAST CENTRE (founded 1922)

  • Pres: Ur Glenys Davies;
  • Treas: Dr D.H. Glass;
  • Sec: Dr R. Rees, Classics Dept, IJyifaiexstey, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, SH[8 9JX. r.d.rees@ed.ac.uk.

GLASGOW & SOUTH-WEST CENTRE (founded 1921; reconstituted 1972)

: 96 members
  • Pres: Prof R.P,H. Green;
  • Treas: Miss K.M. Walsham;
  • Sec: Dr. C. Panayotakis, Dept of Classics, Glasgow University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Email: c.panayotakis(at)classics.arts.gla.ac.uk

CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF OTAGO

(founded 1922): 46 members.
  • Pres: Prof William Dominik
  • Treas: Mr Grant O'Kane
  • Sec: Mr. Gordon Turner, c/o Dept of Classics, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Lectures:
  • Prof. John Dranamond, 'Sirens: A Journey from Homer to Debussy';
  • Dr. David Pritchard, 'Athletics, Warfare and Democracy in Classical Athens';
  • Profs. Robert L. Hohlfelder, Shelley Wachsmann and John Hale, 'The Persia War Shipwreck Survey at Mt. Athos';
  • Dr. Enrico Schiarrino, 'The not so fabulous world of Phaedrus' Fables';
  • Ms. Eliza Lanza, 'Gnathian Pottery from an Old Collection in Turin: A Glimpse into the History of Collecting, Restoration and Display.'
Other Activities:
  • Annual Schools Competitions (Junior and Intermediate; the former including Latin Reading Competitions);
  • Classical Soiree;
  • Dinner with Friends of Otago Museum, with after-dinner talk entitled 'Uncharted Waters: A Voyage of Discovery through 21st Century Museums in Search of the Ancient Athenian Navy' by Mr. Gordon Turner;
  • Sponsor of the J.A. Barsby Student Essay Competition (undergraduate) 2004, in conjunction with Scholia journal.

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