Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association Texts and Topics Conference: Saturday 10 March 2018

The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association would like to invite sixth formers and their teachers to this year’s Texts and Topics Conference.

The Conference is on Saturday 10 March 2018 and will be held at the University of Birmingham (Arts Building).

The Conference is open to all sixth formers studying Latin, Ancient Greek and/or Classical Civilisation.

The Conference fee is £10 for students from independent schools; £5 for students from state schools.

The programme for the Conference is as follows:

8.45-9am: Welcome to the Conference

Strand 1 – Latin Strand 2 – CC Strand 3 – CC
9.05-9.50am Elegiacs

Dr Gideon Nisbet, Birmingham

Invention of the Barbarian

Dr Naoise MacSweeney, Leicester

Greek Theatre

Sarah Rees, Edgbaston High School

10.00-10.45am Virgil – Aeneid 8 and 10

Dr Elena Giusti, Warwick

Democracy and the Athenians

Dr Sarah Bremner, Kent

Greek Unseens masterclass

Dr Claire Gruzelier, KEHS

10.55-11.40am Cicero

Dr Lynn Fotheringham, Nottingham

Latin Unseens masterclass

Dr Sian Foster, Solihull School

Greek Religion

Dr Jan Haywood, Open University

11.50am-12.35pm Tacitus

Dr Siobhan Chomse, Royal Holloway

Love and Relationships

Caroline Bristow, CSCP

12.45-1.15pm: Plenary: World of the Hero, Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid – Guy Kirkham-Smith, Birmingham

To register your interest please email Polly Stoker: or Joanna Johnson: