When Canterbury College opened in 1873, Classics was considered a cornerstone of a good education and Latin was a required subject.

This convivial event will be comprised of four short talks exploring the lives and careers of four fascinating characters who influenced classical education at Canterbury – Francis Haslam, Hugh Scott, Ernst Badian, and Miss Marion Steven.

Quirky, complex and deeply dedicated to their discipline, these four scholars had a significant impact on generations of students at the University of Canterbury.

  • Camerata Room, UC Teece Museum.
  • Doors open 6pm.
  • Entry is free, but seats are limited so registration is essential.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Image: JLMC 56.58 Eye Cup, James Logie Memorial Collection.