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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We are thrilled to announce that the School of Classics has won the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s inaugural Student Led Awards’ coveted Academic Department of the Year award!  The Awards were founded by the UWTSD Students’ Union, and …

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Athenian Red-figure kalathos krater depicting Sappho and Alcaeus, 480-70 BC

Last week the world of Classics was thrilled to learn that two new poems written by the seventh century Lyric poetess Sappho had been discovered (or, perhaps more accurately, rediscovered).  The first of these poems is about Sappho’s brother, and …

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The four ancient Roman chariot teams - Green, Red, White, and Blue

Last weekend, a small town in the heart of Wales celebrated the ancient Roman tradition of chariot-racing, albeit with a modern twist.  Llanwrtyd Wells played host to the sixth annual World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships, an event that received …

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