Author: Jane Draycott

Students basking in the sunshine by the pool

Last Saturday the School of Classics went on its annual autumn day trip. Whereas last year we stayed on our side of the border and explored Caerleon and Caerwent, this year we ventured a little further afield to the Roman …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Samuel Douglas, two-time School of Classics award winner!

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 …

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The area around Vesuivius was renowned for its wine, and the god Bacchus was a particular favourite

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.  …

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Twelfth century of Galen in discussion with Hippocrates

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 …

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Mons Claudianus Roman fort and quarry in the Eastern Desert of Egypt

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 …

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The enduring image of the follicle mites from Jesse Stommel’s keynote speech on Zombie pedagogies

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 …

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Listening for the sound of the loom weights on a loom set up as part of Dr Anna Rosa Tricomi's ongoing experiment

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 …

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