This July I (Dr Matthew Cobb) undertook a trip to visit a number of sites of historical interest in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and on the Red Sea coast. Researching and teaching on the topic of Roman trade in the Indian Ocean and having a broader interest in how communities sustained themselves in these […]

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This week the School of Classics at Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) has been running a Classics Summer School (29th of June to the 4th of July). The Summer School was organised by Dr Matthew Cobb and Mrs Joanne Price, and taught by Dr Magdalena Ohrman. From Monday to Friday a group of […]

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In April the School of Classics ran a fieldtrip to the city of Rome attended by 28 second and third year students and four staff (Jane, Matt, Errietta and Magdalena). During the weeklong trip (in which we had a balmy 20 degrees on average) we visited a variety of different monuments and sites, ranging from […]

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With the Christmas period over and 2015 having begun, one is easily left with a certain remorse about the decadent eating habits of the previous few weeks: was it necessary to have quite so many mince pies? (probably yes). But the New Year brings in a sense of purposefulness and ambition, as well as a […]

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Congratulation to Edward Hornby who was selected to present his paper on Garum at the Humanities conference for students held on Lampeter Campus in January. His work was developed as part of the module Methods and Approaches for Classics: Exploring Sustainability in the Ancient World (CLSK5002) being run by Dr Jane Draycott.   Here are […]

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This blog was written by Gemma Russell with the School of Classics. This blog recounts her experiences will undertaking the module “Research in Practice” (CLCL6004) which involved, her and another student, Chantelle Moore, being given internships at Carmarthen Museum in collaboration with Dr Jane Draycott of the School of Classics at Trinity Saint David.   […]

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The weekend of the 18th – 19th of October has been a busy one for the staff in the School of Classics with several of us delivering a number of research papers at the 13th F.E.R.C.A.N workshop (FONTES EPIGRAPHICA RELIGIONIS CELTICAE ANTIQVAE) and the KYKNOS Work in Progress conference. The F.E.R.C.A.N. workshop which was held […]

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As part of the School of Classics annual tradition of providing a fieldtrip for our incoming freshers we took an excursion to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines on Saturday 30th of September. Thirty-nine eager (and not too hangover) students joined us on this trip, to explore the history, associated legends and cultural preservation of this site, […]

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