UWA and CCGS Strengthen Ancient History Ties
Year 11 and 12 Ancient History students learned about the life of Julius Caesar at a series of UWA-hosted lectures on Saturday afternoon. The students, accompanied by teachers Gareth Phillips and Ian Hardy, were addressed by experts in the field on the different aspects of Caesar’s life.
Mr Phillips said the occasional lectures were the first in a new initiative of the Roman Archaeology Group, of which Christ Church is a member, aimed at complementing the TEE Ancient History course. He said the information presented was both interesting and informative, particularly on Caesar’s exploits in Gaul and Britain.
“This collaboration with UWA is further strengthening Christ Church’s strong links with the University Classics and Ancient History Department with valuable lines of communication and cooperation being built,” Mr Phillips said. “It is envisaged there will be a lecture provided to the boys by a visiting professor later in the year.”
Recently, there has been success for Christ Church old boys Yannick Spencer (2005), who won the Rose and Cecil Owen Bequest Prize in Classics 1102 and for Fletcher Young (2005), who won the UWA Graduates Association Prize in Classics and Ancient History, the John Antonas Memorial Prize for Latin and the Rose and Cecil Owen Bequest Prize in Level 2 Classics and Ancient History. Mr Phillips, who was a previous recipient of the Rose and Cecil Owen Bequest Prize, was at the prize giving ceremony to see his wife collect the Level One Ancient History Prize.
Mr Phillips said Ancient History at CCGS continued to perform strongly, building on the excellent results. “We are in an excellent position to introduce the new style courses next year with representation on all the significant Curriculum Council planning panels,” he said.