The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Classical Association Joint Lectures

The lectures below are hosted jointly with the Classical Association local branches. For information on organising joint lectures, please see here.


Special event hosted by the Guildford Classical Association:
The Song of Arms and a Man
 is coming to Charterhouse, Godalming on Saturday 5th October. It tells the story of Aeneas’ escape from Troy, his stay with Dido and his struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome. The Latin readings from Virgil’s Aeneid are selective, but with the help of an English narration tell the whole story of the poem, rarely heard, in a unique presentation of the original verse, echoing the ancient culture of public performance of poetry.

George Sharpley’s adaptation of this extraordinarily musical poem is read by Emma Kirkby, Matthew Hargreaves, Elizabeth Donnelly and Llewelyn Morgan. This is for all, including those new to Latin.

For details of the performance and tickets, please see which gives access to on-line ticket sales and also the contact for concession tickets for school groups.

LYTHAM ST ANNES (AKS Lytham, Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1DT)
Thursday 19 September 2019, 6.15pm (talk 7-8pm, with a short Q&A afterwards)
Dr Jerry Toner
How to manage your slaves

HULL (Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull)
Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.30 p.m
Dr. Regine May
Love hurts: ancient erotic magic on Cupid and Psyche gemstones

LEEDS (Department of Classics, University of Leeds)
21st November 2019, 5.30pm (tea/coffee at 5pm)
Professor Greg Woolf
Writing in the Roman world

MANCHESTER (Manchester Central Library, Event Space 1, St Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD)
Wednesday 27 November 2019, 6-7pm, with refreshments from 5.30pm
Dr Jane Draycott
'Prostheses in Antiquity: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know'

NORTH STAFFS (University Common Room, Keele Hall, University of Keele, ST5 5BG)
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 7.30 pm
Professor Andrew Poulter
Soldiers on the march: Trajan’s conquest of Dacia - Trajan's Column & the Monument at Adamklissi

EDINBURGH (Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School (Doorway 4), Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG)
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6pm
Prof. Wolfgang de Melo
Style in Roman Comedy

Monday 16 March 2020, AGM at 7pm, followed at 7.30 by
Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos (University of Birmingham)
Love and friendship in Catullus

ROEHAMPTON (Duchesne building, room 211, University of Roehampton) - POSTPONED
Wednesday 18 March 2020, 5.30-7.00pm (doors open at 5.15pm)
Dr Caillan Davenport
Death, Dynasty, and Rumour in Imperial Rome

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