Thinking about starting Latin? Please contact me as I also run a local "Latin for Beginners" group in Newark. Group Leader - Tom Chamberlain
This is our second group in Southwell, run jointly with Newark, with a dozen enthusiastic members. We are now (2023) on on the later stages of the Cambridge Latin Course so are no longer "beginners"! We have room for one or two more members who already have some fluency with the language. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the Library, from 10.00.
Group Leader - Tom Chamberlain
Latin - Language and Literature
This group was formed out of the original Latin Group set up over ten years ago shortly after Southwell U3a was founded, as a "Latin for Improvers". The more recent title reflects the progress its members have been making over these years. It is suitable for members with a reasonable competence in Latin who would like to improve their knowledge of the language and read some Latin authors in their original and unaltered format. If this interests you, but you are in doubt as to your level, please do contact us or give us a try.
The Group meets every other Monday by Zoom and holds the occasional social get together.
The meetings are divided into two distinct 40 minutes sessions, so it is possible to attend one or the other if that is preferred. The first session follows a course of study using text books written for GCSE and post GCSE students which take us to the standard of the old “O” level in the 1950s and 1960s. In the second session we read passages from Latin literature with the help of notes, both prose and poetry. The Group is run on an informal basis with members deciding whether or not they wish to offer translations or to observe and enjoy the discussions which flow from the texts.
Group leader - Anne Godfrey
Think you might be interested in joining one of these group?
1. If you are not already a member of Southwell U3A but are interested in finding out more about these groups and/or would like to attend one of their group meetings please click on the Contact Us link and let us know which group you are interested in. We will arrange for the Group Leader to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2. If you are already a member of Southwell U3A and are interested in joining either group you can contact the Group Leader directly. Their details are in the Group Leaderspage in our Membership Area of the website. As a Southwell U3A member you will have received the password for the Members Area pages in Newsline. If you have forgotten the password please use the Contact Usfacility on this website to request the password.