Wellington Classical Association
THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF WELLINGTON Meetings 2017
Meetings will be held at 8:00 pm in Hugh Mackenzie Lecture Theatre 104 (Kelburne Parade), on Tuesday nights, unless noted otherwise.
Diana Burton (Victoria), ‘A cartwheel for Apollo: personal votives in Greek sanctuaries’
Prof. Matthew Trundle (University of Auckland), ‘Greek rituals and Warfare: Sacrifices and Trophies’
15 May (Monday)
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Cambridge), ‘Herculaneum: new discoveries from old excavations’
James McNamara (Cambridge), In ipso terrarum ac naturae fine: The ends of the earth in Tacitus’ Agricola
28 June (Wednesday)
The Classical Association Postgraduate Symposium
Please note change of date
Peter Gainsford (Victoria), title tbc
The Classics Pub Quiz
Bridget Buxton (University of Rhode Island), ‘How to find ancient shipwrecks (and what happens next)’
Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University), title tbc
Judy Deuling (Victoria), A Nite in the VUW Classics Museum
Simon Perris (Victoria), title tbc
Hans Mueller (Union College in Schenectady New York), title tbc
Other events include the Schools' Quiz, the Touchstone Competition, and the VATS production of Euripides’ Alcestis
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!
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.
Only $20 a year (adults) and $5 a year (students)
(please note this is subject to change)
(AGM) Diana Burton Victoria) 'Death in Classical Athens", HM LT 104, 8pm
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
Nicolas Purcell (Oxford), Syme Lecture, Hunter Council Chamber, 6pm. Topic TBC
Sean McConnell (Otago), Topic, Time & Venue TBC
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.
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.