The group has evolved to around the old O-level standard. One or two members are less advanced but are happy to extend themselves; and one or two are more advanced, but we all support each other in decoding the Latin texts and improving our skills. Help is available if you are working at a lower level and need someone to explain grammar points or mark your ‘homework’ from your own private study.
Nil desperandum – fortuna fortibus favet.
We prepare and translate some prose and poetry each week. We tackle grammar points as we go’ and are currently having a stab at scanning poetic metre. There are usually 6-8 of us present. We are a co-operative group to learn and enjoy Latin; and we can peep into an ancient mind-set. No tests, exams, failures or feeling stupid. Just some mind-stretching, and valuable insights into our own culture. If you’d like to come along and try, someone will share a book with you to get you started. Our Administrator Optima, Sandra Clark, is the person to contact.
Jan, the convener, is a qualified Classics teacher and brings along THE BIG DICTIONARY and some grammar books to help us. We mostly buy our books second hand from the wonderful Hellenic Bookstore in Kentish Town, to keep costs low
☐ Frequency: Fortnightly
☐ When : Every other Wednesday at 2.15 – 3.30 p.m.
☐ Where : Member’s house with free parking outside and on the W3 and 184 bus routes
☐ Number of places per meeting: 6-8
A bigger accessible venue with a table to seat 10 or more would be handy. (NB Cave felem – there are cats at our current venue).
Group Convener: Janice Williams. Administration manager: Sandra Clark
To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.