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Classics & Ancient History Alumni News

Greeting from Alison Cooley

Welcome to our second alumni newsletter. Thank you to alumni who got in touch: it was great to hear from you. If you’d also like to send in news for the next newsletter, please do submit it to me by email. As usual, we have had an amazingly frantic start to the academic year, so there is plenty of news to share with you as 2017 starts. Please read on to find out more about what our staff and students have been busy doing since last summer, and please do come along to watch our students present Antigone in Warwick Arts Centre on 23rd January.

Student News

Classics Society Presents Sophocles’ Antigone, 23rd January 2017
Message from Director, Ed Villers


I am writing to invite you to the Classics Society’s production of Sophocles’ Antigone on Monday 23rd January 2017 at the Warwick Arts Centre.

Putting on a Classical play – now, this is an experience I am sure many of you can relate to from your years of studying Classics, either at school or at the university. The tradition of the annual Classical play at Warwick has been going on for a number of years now, and is currently the biggest and most ambitious student project of the Warwick Classics Society and the Department of Classics and Ancient History. Our 2017 production of Sophocles’ Antigone offers a dark and sinister approach to the tale of family clash, heartbreak and legal stalemate that should touch the hearts, remain in the minds and unnerve even the most relaxed of our audience members. You can have a taste by watching our trailer.

I have no doubt that, given the efforts by cast and creatives and the support of our lecturers, Sophocles’ Antigone 2017 will be one of our must successful productions to date. So, we would be delighted to see you there, and we would also be excited to meet as many of you as possible afterwards. After the production, we would like to invite you to join us and our lecturers for a drink at a local pub, to talk about classical memories and current projects.

Please drop me an e-mail if you intend to be there, so that I know to expect you. Also, to book tickets (£5 + £1 booking fee), the link is:

We look forward to seeing you there!

With our best wishes,

Ed Villers
Director, Antigone 2017

New Classical Texting Blog:

Read contributions to our new research blog on Classical Texts, established by postgraduate Nick Brown. Find out about:

• Trump, Hesiod and the Truth
• Right Back Atcha: καί σύ Inscriptions and ‘Apotropaic’ Text
• Plato on Boaty McBoatface

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