NORTH STAFFS BRANCH OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION


Chairman: Dr Andy Fear; Treasurer: Mr Chris Wain; Secretary: Mr Stephen Clifford

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Events 2023/2024

ALL LECTURES THIS YEAR ARE TO BE LIVE STREAMED & MOST AVAILABLE LATER AS RECORDINGS

LECTURE: Dr Hannah Cornwell (University of Birmingham)

'FROM YOUNG CAESAR TO AUGUSTUS: SOME THOUGHTS ON "AUGUSTAN ROME"'
1.15 p.m., Tuesday 24 October 2023,
Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2RU

The lecture was Live Streamed and is now available on our You Tube Channel.

EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE 850TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME BOROUGH:

Barrie Collinson (Education Officer) 'THE ROMANS IN NEWCASTLE'
12.00 Noon, Saturday 28 October 2023,
Apedale Heritage Centre, Loomer Road, ST5 7LB

LECTURE: Professor Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield)

'WHO LIED? CLASSICAL HEROISM AND WORLD WAR I'
7.30 p.m., Tuesday 21 November 2023,
Old Library, Keele Hall, University of Keele, ST5 5BG
Joint meeting with the Western Front Association

The lecture was Live Streamed and is now available on our You Tube Channel.

LECTURE: Dr Shushma Malik (University of Cambridge)

'EMPEROR AND ANTICHRIST: IS NERO IN THE BIBLE?'
7.30 p.m., Thursday 14 December 2023,
Elizabeth Room (2nd Floor), Keele Hall, University of Keele, ST5 5BG
Joint meeting with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies & The Potteries Theological Society

The lecture was Live Streamed and is now available on our You Tube Channel.

LECTURE: Dr Jane Masseglia (University of Leicester)

'ANCIENT GREECE'S NEXT TOP MODEL'
7.30 p.m., Thursday 29 February 2024,
University Common Room, Keele Hall, University of Keele, ST5 5BG
Joint meeting with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

The lecture was Live Streamed on http://tiny.cc/CAlivestream, but at our speaker's request has not afterwards been made available on our You Tube Channel.

READING: (in English translation) of Plautus' Menaechmi (Twin Brothers)

7.30 p.m., Thursday 21 March 2024,
SCR Bar, Keele Hall, University of Keele, ST5 5BG.

      Roman Theatre, Orange, ? Stephen Clifford, June 2004 The Roman Theatre at Orange.

Texts will be available, & details will be advised near the date.

LECTURE: Dr Kurt Lampe (University of Bristol)

'EPICURUS FOR TODAY'
7.30 p.m., Tuesday 14 May 2024,

This Lecture was live streamed on Zoom only and is now available on our You Tube Channel.

'ANNUAL' COACH TRIP

None this year

Annual General Meeting - date to be announced, Summer 2024

Latin and Greek Reading Groups 2023/24

Greek - The Greek Reading Group meets on Zoom, now normally on the third Monday of each month at 2.00 p.m. Some prior knowledge of Greek is required, but the Group is informal and relaxed, not a high-powered academic group, but simply friends getting together to enjoy reading Greek.

Latin The Latin Reading Group also meets on Zoom normally monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00 p.m. Members may also like to listen to the news in Latin (pronounced like Italian) on Vatican Radio - Google Hebdomada Papae.

For further details of both groups, or for anyone new wishing to join the groups, please contact the new organiser, Peter Hulse, who has succeeded Nigel Coulton, or email the Branch address below.

These groups are not for beginners: some prior knowledge of the relevant language is necessary to take part in either. For both, please ask the organiser if there is room in the group for more members before joining.

All welcome - all events except any trips are free of charge

Information on Membership

Last year's programme and annual report

Board Game for Schools

The Branch is pleased to say that, through the generosity of the Hellenic Society, we hold a copy of the board game Pots! The Game, suitable for age 10 and upwards. This is available to be borrowed at no charge by Schools in our area, and is a fast paced game for 3 - 6 players, bidding against each other to acquire the biggest and best collection of Greek vases. The Hellenic Society has made it available as part of its own Schools Programme since, as well as being good fun and instilling a general interest in Greece, the game has useful images and details of Greek vases in the British Museum. It should be of particular interest to any school students looking at Greek Art modules, but could also be used with older Minimus groups, to extend their interest to Greece as well as Rome. Interested schools can request a loan at the termly meeting above, or direct from this Branch (below).

For further details, please contact the Hon. Secretary: Stephen Clifford, Tel: 01630-647765, email: northstaffsca@yahoo.co.uk