ARLT Summer School 2013

The 2013 ARLT Summer School will be held at Roehampton University, and will be directed by Alex Smith.

Some highlights  include the Pompeii exhibit in the British Museum, Kaloi Kagathoi doing ‘Medea the Musical’, a new panel style discussion on various aspects of Classics Teaching and a host of stimulating lectures. We have a limit on numbers, so you will need to apply early to guarantee a place.

Dates: 23rd – 27th July 2013

Booking Form and further details are here

And don’t forget the Refresher Day in Loughborough:

To be directed by Hilary Walters, this is a good opportunity to share some last minute exam advice and ideas for next year.

Saturday 2nd March 2013

New A-Level league tables to rank key subjects preferred by leading universities

With bated breath:

“The list of “key subjects” or so-called “facilitating subjects” includes : maths, further maths, English literature, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and modern or classical languages. 

Follow the story here:

Ars longa, Twitter brevis? Pope tweets in Latin

From The Times:

“It’s only one quote from the Book of Micah, but the Pope’s latest foray into social media has set the Twitterverse, well, a-twitter.”

Whilst some of us steadfastly continue to resist the dubious appeal of Twitter, the Pontiff has apparently baffled many of his 5000 or so followers with his first tweet in Latin …

The story and the Tweet  is here:

This lunacy about Latin makes me want to weep with rage

How can we understand our world unless we understand the ancient world first?

Read Boris Johnson doing what he does best:

Boris Johnson