Classics Trip to Warwick

Posted: 31st January 2023

Warwick School Trip

A-Level Classical Civilisation students visited Warwick University on Friday for their annual Ancient Drama Festival. This year, the focus was Aristophanes’ comedy ‘Assemblywomen,’ in which the women take control of the city and spearhead a revolutionary democracy. The afternoon performance was complemented by a series of seminars and lectures by leading academics, including a lecture by Professor Michael Scott on the context of the play and Dr Eric Csapo on the iconography of Attic comedy. The Channing students made us proud and bravely got stuck into Dr David Fearne’s seminar on the creation of comic characters. The day was an excellent opportunity for our students to get a taste of university life, expand their knowledge of the ancient world and, most importantly, laugh at some very inappropriate jokes from Old Comedy.