From David Parsons, Association for Latin Teaching
Greetings! I hope you are having/will have a happy and restful half term break. You deserve it.
Thanks and apology
Thanks to those who responded to the first newsletter, and apologies to you all for sending it out twice. I didn't believe it had really gone the first time, so I hit the 'send' key again ... Sorry!
Only ten days to go to the Refresher Day in Leeds. If you haven't booked in yet, do visit www.classicsnet.plus.com/rd2003prog.htm and check out the programme and booking form. Apart from a wide selection of Option Groups, there are lectures from Peter Jones and Pat Easterling, and that can't be bad.
The ARLT web site
The ArLT web site www.arlt.co.uk is growing and changing weekly, almost daily. You
can now find, for example, a review of the current Actors of Dionysus production
of Agamemnon, a bit about Charles Clarke and Classics, a printed guide to Latin pronunciation
and link to a free audio guide, thirty-
Radio 5, Peter Jones and ARLT site
Radio 5 Live's Matthew Bannister held a discussion on his late evening show last
week with Peter Jones about reports of a revival in Latin teaching, and he and his
Report on the 2002 Summer School
Rupert Smith's Report on the 2002 Summer School is on the web site as I promised last time, on the Summer School page, with three photos taken during the week.
May I remind you about the chat room. Visit the web site 7 pm GMT Mondays, click on 'Chat' and then on the number (or the word 'none') under 'Chatters' and you're there.
Blowing my own trumpet
An invitation to visit my own web site at www.parsonsd.co.uk for Classical resources for teachers, and particularly the section that I am working on, about the Greek theatre. I hope that this section will eventually be a resource that pupils can use. But it's definitely work in progress at present. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be most welcome.