Latin & the Roman World

The members of this group have been reviving their interest in Latin for some years now, sociably translating passages of the language and discussing its history and culture.

Scout & Guide HQ
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
2.00 - 4.00 pm
  • Leader: Dennis Morley - 01704 545805
  • Coordinator: Chris Procter

The Group is currently suspended, but the following refers to more normal times.

The Latin Group has been using Book 5 of the ‘Cambridge Latin Course’ and the ‘Oxford Latin Course ‘ Book 3. The course will now be based on ‘Latin Beyond GCSE’ by John Taylor and the Cambridge Latin Anthology. Wherever appropriate, we look at current English usage in the media, where the Latin grammatical influence is present – or absent!

On occasions we have short presentations on Roman history and culture.

Edmund Moynihan also provides presentations on early Roman History, and Brian Farrimond presents on ‘Medieval Latin Manu­scripts: the lay and clerical experience’.