Wellington Classical Association

Upcoming Meetings 2016 Programme

(please note this is subject to change)

12 April

(AGM) Diana Burton Victoria) 'Death in Classical Athens", HM LT 104, 8pm

17 May

David Lawrence, Simon Perris and Megan Evans (Victoria) 'Adapting Ancient Plays for the Modern Stage", Time and Venue TBC


Post-graduate Symposium, Date, Time and Venue TBC


Judy Deuling (Victoria) "Introducing the New Collection", Date & Details TBC


The Classics Pub Quiz, Date & Details TBC

13 September

Nicolas Purcell (Oxford), Syme Lecture, Hunter Council Chamber, 6pm. Topic TBC

29 September

Sean McConnell (Otago), Topic, Time & Venue TBC

15 November

Jeff Tatum (Victoria), "The Elections of 64 BC: How Did Cicero Win?", Time & Venue TBC

Other events include the Schools Quiz, The Touchstone Competition and the VATS Production.


The Wellington Classical Association was formed in the late 1940s as a forum for those interested in the Classical world. Almost 100 academics, university students and others are now members.

Membership fees enable the Association to offer small grants to Wellington schools who teach Classical Studies and Latin, as well as helping cover expenses.

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Only $20 a year (adults) and $5 a year (students)

Please download the following Membership Form and either email it to the Classics Programme or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings.

Schools' Quiz

Each year, around September/October, is our annual Schools' Quiz (open to all schools within the Wellington region) with our own Jeff Tatum as Quizmaster. Stay tuned for details!

Next Schools Quiz will be held in September/October 2016.

Gordon Saunders Award

Owing to the generosity of members in the recent fundraising campaign, we have been able to make a substantial award to St Patricks College in Silverstream so that they can replace outdated textbooks.

Thank you to everyone involved!

For further information, contact the Classics Programme Administrator.

Vos Dedite in Fidem Nostram!