Mr Nicholas Purcell, Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford
Nicholas Purcell, St John’s, Oxford

Friday 18 March 2011

Abingdon School – 6.00 pm Talk, 7.00 pm Reception, 7.45 pm Dinner

Dr Chris Burnand, Head of Classics, has great pleasure in inviting OA Classicists to this year’s Classics Society Dinner which takes place at Abingdon School on Friday 18 March.  There will be a talk followed by a drinks reception in the Charles Maude Room and a three-course meal served in the newly-refurbished School Dining Hall.

The guest speaker will be Mr Nicholas Purcell, Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, one of the most thought-provoking of ancient historians.  The Corrupting Sea, which he wrote jointly with Peregrine Hordern, is not only significant for its account of the ancient Mediterranean, but has begun to change the way in which people go about writing histories of the ancient world.

The Classics Department are very keen to keep in touch with those OAs who went off to study the full gamut of classical subjects at university.  This event will be an enjoyable evening and a chance for OAs to reconnect with old friends, including former teachers (we are inviting back those who did but no longer teach Classics at Abingdon).  Current Abingdon Classicists will have the opportunity to find out from their OA predecessors what studying a Classical subject at university is like and how a degree in Classics is an excellent choice to make!

Tickets are £22 and can be booked online, by contacting the OA Office or by returning the booking form with a cheque in the post.

A list of the the OAs and members of staff (both past and present) who are planning to attend, is now available online.

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