LATIN

Members of iU3A are invited to join this group which is run by Crouch End and District U3A. Latin with fun for up to 10 or 20 members.

Please contact: groups@islingtonu3a.org and we can then forward your contact details to Janice Williams (Co-ordinator of the Latin Group, Crouch End & District U3A)
When

The Group meets every other Wednesday at 2.00pm. 
Where

At a pub in Muswell Hill.

(This is taken verbatim from the Crouch End website)

The group has evolved to around the old O-level standard. One or two members are less advanced but are happy to extend themselves; and one or two are more advanced, but we all support each other in decoding the Latin texts and improving our skills. Help is available if you are working at a lower level and need someone to explain grammar points or mark your ‘homework’ from your own private study.
 
Nil desperandum – fortuna fortibus favet.
 
We prepare and translate some prose and poetry each week. We tackle grammar points 'as we go’ and are currently having a stab at scanning poetic metre. There are usually six to eight of us present. We are a co-operative group to learn and enjoy Latin; and we can peep into an ancient mindset. No tests, exams, failures or feeling stupid. Just some mind-stretching, and valuable insights into our own culture. If you’d like to come along and try, someone will share a book with you to get you started. Our Administrator Optima, Sandra Clark, is the person to contact.
 
Jan, the convener, is a qualified Classics teacher and brings along THE BIG DICTIONARY and some grammar books to help us. We mostly buy our books second hand from the wonderful Hellenic Bookstore in Kentish Town, to keep costs low.







 

 

 


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