Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association Texts and Topics Conference – Saturday 5 March 2016

The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association are holding their annual Texts and Topics Conference on Saturday 5 March 2016, at the University of Birmingham.

The Conference is open to all Sixth Form students of Classical subjects, and interested GCSE pupils are also most welcome.

The programme for the Conference is as follows:

Registration: 9.30am

Please register on arrival with Joanna Johnson, who will be based on the ground floor of the Arts Building at the University

Students from independent schools – £10

Students from state schools – £5


Welcome to the conference 9.45-10am

Joanna Johnson and Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos (University Admissions)


Option block 1: 10 – 10.45am

Pompeii, Ostia and Herculaneum

Dominik Maschek – Birmingham

Cicero De Imperio


Lynn Fotheringham – Nottingham

Tacitus Annals IV


Luke Pitcher – Somerville College, Oxford


Break 10.45 – 11am


Option block 2: 11 – 11.45am

Greek Tragedy


Polly Stoker – Birmingham

Ovid Metamorphoses III


Genevieve Liveley – Bristol

Virgil Aeneid VI


Elena Theodorakopoulos – Birmingham


Option block 3: 11.45am – 12.30pm

Art and Architecture Handling Session

Meagan Mangum – Birmingham

A level Unseens Masterclass


David Stephenson – Warwick School



Niall Livingstone – Birmingham


Plenary Lecture: 12.30 – 1pm

Genevieve Liveley – Bristol


Please email Joanna Johnson at to reserve places for your students. Payment can be made on the day.

Looking forward to seeing you and your students there,


The BMCA Committee