The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association: Forthcoming Events

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The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association

The BMCA would like to invite everyone to their events this year. All events take place in the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham.

Thursday 21 November 2019: The Autumn Lecture

Professor Lloyd Llewellyn Jones (Cardiff) will be speaking on ‘Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Iranian Perceptions of the Heroic in the 300 film franchise’.   

This promises to be a very enjoyable talk, and will be of interest to those studying The Invention of the Barbarian or the Persian Wars. The talk is open to all students studying Classical subjects at GCSE and A level, as well as their teachers! The lecture is free and will start at 5.30pm, lasting around an hour.

Saturday 1 February 2020: The BMCA Teachers’ Day

The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association would like to invite all teachers to their annual Teachers’ Day, which will be held in the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham. Please see the programme for the day below.

9.30-9.45:            Arrival, coffee and welcome

9.45-10.45:        OCR – feedback from Year 1 of A Level and GCSE Classical Civilisation and Ancient History

10.45-11.45:     A: Eduqas – GCSE Latin: compulsory set texts

                                B: Workshop – GCSE Greek set texts

                                C: A Level Latin Authors: Tacitus

11.45-12.00:       Coffee

12.00-1.00:        A: Greek Theatre: Sophocles

                                B: Invention of the Barbarian

                                C: The Julio-Claudian Emperors and Imperial Image

1.00-1.45:            Lunch

1.45-2.45:           A: GCSE Ancient History Specification

                                B: GCSE Classical Civilisation: Roman City Life

                                C: Democracy and the Athenians

2.45-3.00:            Coffee

3.00-4.00:           Homer

4.00-4.30:            Tea, final questions and departure

Please contact Joanna Johnson at Solihull School (Johnsonj@solsch.org.uk) to register your interest and book a place on the day.

The cost of the event is £45 per attendee which can be paid on the day. Receipts can be supplied after the event. Schools do not need to be a member of the Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association to attend.

Thursday 19 March 2020: The Presidential Lecture

The President of the BMCA, Natalie Haynes, Classicist, author and broadcaster, will be talking about her latest book A Thousand Ships, a retelling of the Trojan War from the women’s perspective.

This promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable talk, and is open to all students studying Classical subjects at GCSE and A level, as well as their teachers! The lecture is free and will start at 5.30pm, lasting around an hour.

The BMCA will also be hosting the Annual texts and Topics Conference – more details to follow shortly!

For any further information about any of our events, to register your interest in the lectures, or to book a place on the Teachers’ Day, please contact either Joanna Johnson (johnsonj@solsch.org.uk) or Polly Stoker (P.Stoker@bham.ac.uk).

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at our events!

The BMCA