The Sunday Times Festival of Education @ Wellington College

The Sunday Times Festival of Education @ Wellington College

The Sunday Times and Wellington College are hosting the annual ‘Festival of Education’ on the weekend 23-24th June. “The Wellington College/Sunday Times Festival of Education is serious fun – two days of discussion, relaxation, debating, learning and networking for everyone interested in how we educate our children and what they are taught, from primary schools […]

Glanert’s ‘Caligula’ @E_N_O

Glanert’s ‘Caligula’ @E_N_O

May 25th to June 14th, 2012 http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?&itemid=1883 When his adored sister’s death awakes him to a realisation of life’s essential absurdity, the Roman emperor Caligula embarks upon an orgy of sexual depravity and sadistic cruelty in an apparently insane attempt to free himself from the shackles of mortality and morality. Based upon Albert Camus’s existentialist […]

Friends of Classics Seminar

Friends of Classics Seminar

Friends of Classics is holding a seminar on June 9th at Barjarg Tower, a magnificent country house north of Dumfries. quo plures, eo laetius, Friends of Classics or not. Contact pvjones@friends-classics.demon.co.uk if you would like more details. Friends of Classics Summer seminar http://www.friends-classics.demon.co.uk June 9th 2012 Barjarg Tower, Auldgirth, Dumfries Programme 10.30 Coffee 11am The comedy of manners in Homer […]

Sixth Form Conference on the Age of Augustus: St. Edward’s School, Oxford, 5 November 2012

Sixth Form Conference on the Age of Augustus: St. Edward’s School, Oxford, 5 November 2012

Speakers confirmed are Kathryn Tempest, Katherine Clarke, Stephen Harrison, Peter Stewart and Alison Rosenblitt. The conference is aimed at pupils studying A Level Classical Civilisation and Ancient History but will also be of interest and use to Latin students. Topics include thus far: Octavian and Cicero; The Tacitean view and the Succession Problem; Augustan monuments as propaganda; […]

The Birds

The Birds

I’m going to this production of ‘The Birds’ in Tring (where I live!) on Thursday 5th – let me know if you’re coming too! First performed in Athens in 414BC, this Greek comedy was written by Aristophanes. With the themes of power, greed, democracy and the search for the perfect way of life this play […]