This year the School of Classics created a number of awards to celebrate the achievements of our students during the academic year 2013/14.  The awards include ‘Best Overall Grade for a Level 4 Student’, ‘Best Overall Grade for a Level 5 Student’, ‘Best Classics Project’, ‘Best Grade for Beginners’ and Intermediate Greek’ and ‘Best Grade […]

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The Food Festival is the annual highlight of summer in Lampeter.  It is always great to walk around the stalls, tasting new foods and old favourites, and having the opportunity to fully appreciate the great variety of organic local produce.  The university traditionally offers visitors to the Festival the chance to explore  food and food […]

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One type of academic event that occurs frequently during the summer vacation is the conference, as once teaching and all the associated administration is over for the year, academics have more time to focus on their research.  Usually dedicated to one particular subject or theme, an academic conference gives academics affiliated with institutions, independent academics, […]

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The University of Wales Trinity St David views itself as a ‘connected university’, and that is certainly true with regard to the School of Classics.  Our lecturers hail not just from the UK, but also Greece, Sweden, Germany, and the USA.  We regularly travel through Europe and the Middle East for business and pleasure, and […]

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The School of Classics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been at the forefront of innovative pedagogies in Higher Education for several years now.  A variety of projects, from embedding employability in the curriculum through skills-related assessments to providing academic skills through one-to-one tuition, have transformed the learning and teaching landscape in […]

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All seven lecturers in the School of Classics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are research active and, come the Christmas and Summer vacations, are often to be found in museums and libraries, and on archaeological sites around the world, beavering away on research for conference papers, articles, and books.  Sometimes, though, this […]

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On the final day of the field-trip, we travelled out to Pireus, the port of ancient (and modern) Athens.  Our first stop was the Hellenic Maritime Museum, where we were able to see the Olympias, a faithful full-size recreation of an ancient Greek trireme. This went down particularly well with the third year Armies and […]

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For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the remains of a section of the ancient cemetery, the site contains the remains of the […]

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On the fourth day of the School of Classics field-trip we turned our attention from Archaic and Classical Athens to Roman Athens, and examined the changes made to the ancient city by Romans during the Republic and Principate. We passed through Hadrian’s Gate and into the precinct of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where Danielle […]

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