Dr Katharina Lorenz Pompeii, Art and Culture

Dr Katharina Lorenz of the University of Nottingham delivered an excellent talk on the history of the excavations at Pompeii. She focused on the most significant areas and buildings of the town (the forum, the theatre) and discussed the importance of the wall paintings for which Pompeii is rightly famous. This was an excellent talk for the Fifth Form classical civilisation scholars who study both Pompeii and Herculanaeum as part of their GCSE.

Sixth Form Classicists’ Symposium

A tasty Greek-style meal of salad with plenty of feta cheese and chicken souvlaki was followed by a series of interesting presentations from members of the Classics department which included Roman Spain, the representation of the gods on the Parthenon Frieze and cosmetic surgery in the ancient world!