February 13-18th 2010
Italy: Pompeii & Naples
Pupils in Y10-13 next February are welcome to come, especially those studying Latin / Greek / Classical Civilization. Limited places available - please see Miss Sage or Mrs de Souza for more information and a form.
Wed 11 / Thurs 12 / Sat 14 March
A musical extravaganza revealing the Amazing Adventures of Perseus
7.30 p.m. Powell Theatre
Starring a cast of thousands hand picked from a talented pool of sixth form actors and classicists (and Rhian Frith).
Created by the cast, produced and directed by Matt Pattison, with music composed and arranged by Ruairi Bowen and lyrics by Ed Fletcher.
Tickets, £4, available from the Classics Dept on 01432 363564 or
or in School from Rosie Ryan / Matt Pattison / Matt Holt / Archie MaCloed / Mrs Pattison / Mrs de Souza
Tue. 24 March 2009
Lecture at HMSG by Dr. Jenny March, on Sophokles’ Elektra.
Of particular interest of Y13 Classical Civilization students, for whom it is a set text.
Also open to anyone interested, pupil / parent or otherwise: contact Mrs de Souza on 10432 363564 or
Minibus for pupils departs @ 6.30 p.m. Please meet at 6.20 on the Cathedral Close.
Fri 27 March
Day trip to London for a whole day of classical fun and frolics, to include the Parthenon Friezes and the mummies at the British Museum, some sophisticated downtime in Covent Garden and the risqué excitement of the brand new London production of Aristophanes’ Clouds , at the Bridewell Theatre, Fleet Street, conceived by OH Edward Tomlinson, directed by OH Alex Outhwaite, with music by OH Liam Dunachie and input from other OHs, including Simon Andrews and Nico Vaughan. This play is a set text for the A2 Classical Civilization module on Socrates.
Travel by coach from Broad Street, leaving at 9 a.m. promptly and returning @ midnight.
Cost, including coach and theatre tickets, £25.
Open to Y10s and above (Aristophanes contains some material unsuitable for younger pupils). Clouds is a set text for A2 Classical Civilization.
Contact Mrs de Souza on 01432 363564 or
Imbecilic bumpkin Strepsiades has a problem. Pheidippides, his fast-living playboy son, has landed him with debts a farmer's salary just won't pay. Only Socrates - semantic genius and proprietor of Athens' finest sophist school - can help him argue his way out of trouble. Father and son abandon their backwoods existence to learn from the trendiest thinkers in Greece, joining students so hip they make the zeitgeist look like it has a rubbish haircut.
But, before they are permitted to begin their teaching, they must abandon Zeus and his outmoded fellow gods and pledge devotion to the Clouds. These diaphanous deities can assume any form the observer desires which, naturally, turns out to be beautiful young women. Will Strepsiades get to grips with anything except his own body parts? Will Pheidippides renounce his extravagance and herd goats with his old Dad? Whose side are the Clouds on
anyway and what exactly does S.L.A.G. stand for?