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Faculty of Classics


For the Conference programme, please click here.

For the most up-to-date panel and speaker details, please download the current version of the full Conference schedule here.

Below is an outline for each day of the Conference. All times are provided in BST.


10:00am – 10:30am         Registration and Coffee

10:30am – 11:00am         Welcome and Conference Opening

11:00am – 12:30pm         Panel Session 1

12:30pm – 1:30pm           Lunch (local venues)

1:30pm – 3:00pm             Panel Session 2

3:00pm – 3:30pm             Break (refreshments)

3:30pm – 5:00pm             Panel Session 3

5:00pm – 6:00pm             Plenary Lecture: Caroline Vout, Cambridge

6:00pm –  7:00pm            Dinner (provided on-site)

7:00pm                            Doors open at the Fitzwilliam Museum

7:30pm – 9:00pm             120th Anniversary Celebration of the CA



9:00am – 10:00am           Virtual Reality Oracle Presentation

Following the presentation, the Virtual Reality Oracle will be available for testing in Room 2.03 for the rest of Saturday and Sunday. To book your timeslot, please follow the link here.

9:30am – 11:00am           Panel Session 4

11:00am – 11:30am         Break (refreshments)

11:00am – 11:30am         Meet the Authors of De Romanis (with Bloomsbury)

11:30am – 1:00pm           Panel Session 5

1:00pm – 2:00pm             Lunch (provided on-site)

2:00pm – 4:00pm             Panel Session 6

4:00pm – 4:30pm             Break (refreshments)

4:30pm – 6:00pm             Panel Session 7

6:00pm – 6:45pm             Reception for Teachers

6:15pm – 6:45pm             Classical Association AGM

6:45pm                            Presidential Address: MM McCabe, Cambridge/KCL

7:30pm – 8:00pm             Drinks Reception for those attending the Conference Dinner

8:00pm                             Conference Dinner and Prizegiving Ceremony



9:00am – 11:00am           Panel Session 8

11:00am – 11:30am         Break (refreshments)

11:30am – 12:30pm         Plenary Lecture: Tim Whitmarsh, Cambridge

12:30pm – 1:30pm           Photography Exhibition Reception and Prizegiving

12:30pm – 1:30pm           Lunch (provided on-site)

1:30pm – 3:30pm             Panel Session 9

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