The Latest Latin Programme Lecture
On June 1st at 7pm we held our sixth Latin Programme Lecture, delivered by Maria Wyke on the subject ‘Representations of Ancient Roman Women in Silent Cinema’.
From its earliest days, silent film gave narrative and visual agency to Roman women in its historical reconstructions. Storylines were drawn from modern representations of the Roman past that had already given women larger roles to play than those on offer from the primary sources. Gesture, words and accompanying music often worked to colour a Roman woman’s story in empathetic terms. Maria’s talk explored some of cinema’s strategies for feminising Roman history and consider some of the reasons why they were developed, including a desire to draw women into cinemas as spectators.
The Latin Programme Poetry Prize
Earlier this year, we were thrilled to announce the winner of The Latin Programme Poetry Prize 2021. Our judges were poets Arji Manuelpillai, Brighde Mullins, and Rebecca Watts who were all blown away by the standard of entries for a second year running. It was extremely difficult to whittle the entries down to a longlist and shortlist, but the process was a real delight. Read the winning poem and the rest of the longlist here: https://www.thelatinprogramme.co.uk/poetryprize2021
Summer School 2022
The Latin Programme Summer School is back for another year! Over four days we’ll be exploring our theme Little-Known Greece and Rome through language classes, storytelling, theatre, music, creative writing, art history and more!
The Dates: August 2nd-5th
10-10.45: YouTube Live session
11-11.50: Zoom Class #1
12-12.50: Zoom Class #2
The week before the Summer School begins, we will send you the Zoom links you’ll need to access the classes. A register is taken at the beginning of every class.
The Cost: Thanks to the generosity of The Classical Association, the Summer School is FREE TO ALL. If you’d like to make a donation to the programme when booking your place, you can follow the instructions on the registration page or head to https://www.thelatinprogramme.co.uk/summerschool.
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