Medals at Classics reading competition

A group of intrepid Classicists ventured out to the 65th annual Southampton Classical Association Latin and Greek Reading Competition at Cantell School, Southampton recently. We were dressed in our customary array of dazzling costumes – much to the amusement of the other suit-clad participants. However, it wasn’t a fancy dress contest, and it soon became apparent that competition was fierce. Nevertheless, proving that we have brains as well as beauty, we achieved three bronze medals and the highest accolade of all: gold medals in senior Greek reading by Sofia Tavener and Angus Carey-Douglas, which included a financial reward. Who says Classics doesn’t pay!  View photos.

By Robin Allez, 6.2


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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