The Classical Association

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Governance

The Association was founded in 1903 for the advancement of education by the promotion, development and maintenance of classical studies and to increase public awareness of the contribution and importance of classics to education and public life.  The Association welcomes members from all backgrounds and there are no prerequisites to membership.

The Association aims to generate income, primarily by means of subscriptions and publications sales, to finance four main areas of activity in furtherance of its objects.

All our activities are overseen by Council, our board of trustees. Where necessary, smaller committees deal with specific areas of business which require additional expertise, such as publishing or finance. Details of all CA boards and committees are given below.

  • Council

  • Grants
    Committee

  • Finance
    Committee

  • Journals
    Board

  • Teaching
    Board

  • Vice
    Presidents

Officers

President

Mrs Mari Williams

Chair 

Prof. Douglas Cairns (University of Edinburgh)

Hon. Secretary

Prof. James Robson (Open University)

Treasurer

Mr Philip Hooker

Outreach Officer

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King's College London)

Chair of the Teaching Board

Dr Sharon Marshall (University of Exeter)

 

Elected Members

To retire 2021

Dr Lucy Cresswell (Bishop's Stortford College)
Dr Jane Rempel (University of Sheffield)

To retire 2022

Dr Henriette van der Blom (University of Birmingham)
Dr John Curran (Queen's University, Belfast)
Dr Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London)

To retire 2023

Dr Alex McAuley (Cardiff University)

To retire 2024

Mrs Barbara Finney
Dr Lindsay Allen (King's College London)

Co-opted Members

To retire 2021

Dr Alison Henshaw (Nottingham Girls' High School)
Ms Katrina Kelly (Lytham St Annes CA) 
Dr Syrithe Pugh (University of Aberdeen)


Chair

Prof. James Robson (Open University)

 

Mr Philip Hooker

 

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King's College London)

 

Dr Alison Henshaw (Nottingham Girls' High School)

 

Dr Henriette van der Blom (Univ of Birmingham)

   

Chair

Prof. Douglas Cairns (University of Edinburgh)

Hon. Secretary ex officio

Prof. James Robson (Open University)

Treasurer ex officio

Mr Philip Hooker

Chair of Journals Board ex officio

Prof. Esther Eidinow (University of Bristol)

Two ordinary members of Council

Dr Alex McAuley (Cardiff University)
Vacancy

Invited to attend

Publishers

Representatives from Cambridge University Press

Auditors

Representatives from Buzzacott LLP

 

Chair

Prof. Esther Eidinow (University of Bristol)

Chair of Council ex officio

Prof. Douglas Cairns (University of Edinburgh)

Hon. Secretary ex officio

Prof. James Robson (Open University)

Treasurer ex officio

Mr Philip Hooker

Members appointed by Council

To retire 2021

Prof. Diana Spencer (University of Birmingham)

To retire 2022

Prof. Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck College,
University of London)

 

Dr Athanassios Vergados (Newcastle University)

Invited to attend

Publishers

Representatives from Cambridge University Press

Editors

Dr John Taylor (University of Manchester)
New Surveys

 

Dr Phillip Horky (University of Durham)
New Surveys

 

Prof. Ivana Petrovic (University of Virginia)
Greece & Rome

 

Prof. Andrej Petrovic (University of Virginia)
Greece & Rome

 

Prof. Roger Rees (University of St Andrews) Classical Review

 

Dr Gesine Manuwald (University College, London)
Classical Review

 

Prof. Patrick Finglass (University of Bristol)
Classical Quarterly

 

Prof. Bruce Gibson (University of Liverpool)
Classical Quarterly

 

Dr Costas Panayotakis (University of Glasgow)
Classical Quarterly

 

Mr Steven Hunt (University of Cambridge)
Journal of Classics Teaching

 

Chair

Dr Sharon Marshall

 

 

CA Officers ex officio

Prof. Douglas Cairns

 

Mr Philip Hooker

 

Prof. James Robson

 

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson

   

Ordinary Members

Dr Aisha Khan-Evans

 

Dr Jess Dixon

 

Dr Chris Burnand

 

Dr April Pudsey

 

Mr Rob Hancock-Jones

 

 

Invited Observers

Mr Steven Hunt, Journal of Classics Teaching

 

Ms Cathryn Murrant, AQA

 

Dr Nick Lowe, CUCD

 

Mr Alex Orgee, OCR

  Ms Sarah Parnaby, representative of the ArLT (Association for Latin Teaching)

 

Prof. Robin Osborne, Omnibus
Ms Caroline Bristow, Cambridge School Classics Project


* Denotes former President

*The Right Hon. The Lord Bragg, FBA
Prof. D.L.Cairns, MA, PhD, FHEA, FRSE, FBA, MAE
*Sir Anthony Cleaver, MA, FBCS
Prof. C. Collard, MA, MLitt
*Prof. R. Crawford, FRSE, FBA
Ms Nina Curtis
*Ms L. Davis, MA
*Prof. P.E. Easterling, MA, FBA
*Prof. R.L. Fowler, MA, DPhil, FBA
*Sir Nicholas Goodison, MA, PhD, FSA, FRSA
*Baroness Susan Greenfield
*Mrs C.M. Handley, BA
*Mr Robert Harris
*Tony Harrison
Mr J. Ellis Jones, BA, PhD, FSA
*Dr Peter Jones, MBE
*Ms M. Kearney
*Miss E. Kirkby, MA
Dr Jenny March
*Prof. R. Osborne, MA, PhD, FBA
*Prof. P.J. Rhodes, MA, DPhil, FBA
*Prof. C. Rowe, MA, PhD, OBE
*Prof. M. Schofield, MA, DPhil, FBA
Prof. J.H.D. Scourfield, MA, DPhil
*Prof. R.A.S. Seaford, MA, DPhil
*Prof. B.A. Sparkes
Dr Emma J. Stafford, MA, PhD
*Dr R. Stoneman
*Sir Peter Stothard
*Prof. O. Taplin, MA, DPhil, FBA
Dr Kathryn Tempest, MA, PhD
Mr R. Wallace, MA, MLitt
*Dr Rowan Williams, PC, FBA, FRSL, FLSW
*Prof. T.P.Wiseman, MA, DPhil, FBA
The Presidents of the Allied Associations

 

Meetings

The next meeting of Council will be 14 November 2020 in London.

The next meeting of the Teaching Board will be 3 October 2020.

The next meeting of the Journals Board will be 3 October 2020.


A Registered Charity

The Classical Association is a registered charity (No. 313371). We submit an annual return to The Charity Commission. Click here to see our profile on The Charity Commission website.


Constitution and Policies

You can download a copy of our constitution here.

You can download a copy of the CA's Harassment Policy here.

You can download a copy of the Code of Conduct for Trustees here.

You can download a copy of the CA's Social Media at Conferences Policy here.


Charitable objectives

The publication of the academic journals Classical Quarterly, Classical Review and Greece & Rome in order to encourage classical scholarship and makes it achievements known.


The award of grants to new educational initiatives, conferences and local CA branches, and the provision of bursaries for teachers and students to attend the Association's Annual Conference in order to support and advance classical learning in schools and universities.


The publication of CA News and the Presidential Address for CA members in order to increase awareness of the importance of classics.


Holding an Annual Conference held in March or April at a UK institution in order to encourage classical scholarship and makes its achievements known to a wide audience.


The Classical Association Prize

The Classical Association Prize is awarded annually to the person whose work is felt to have raised the profile of Classics in the public eye.

We are delighted to announce that the CA Prize for 2020 has been awarded to author, classicist and cultural critic Daisy Dunn. Although we are unable to present the prize as usual at the CA Annual Conference, we offer Daisy our warmest congratulations!

You can read a profile of this year's prize-winner here.

To see a list of former prize-winners, click here.