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Historical & Classical Society

About Historical & Classical Society

We are a society dedicated to providing an exciting space to learn about the past, from quiz nights to artefact handling and of course our famous Toga party we have an event for everyone.

Welcome to the Roehampton Historical and Classical Society!

We are a society dedicated to providing an exciting space to learn about the past, from quiz nights to artefact handling and of course our famous Toga party we have an event for everyone.

This year things may look a little different but rest assured we are working hard to make sure our events can still take place in one form or another.
In past years we have hosted guest speakers and run trips to British museum where we take you behind the scenes to view objects not normally on display. We also host a regular symposium were we discuss any breakthrough discoveries and debate their merit. Our Quiz and movie nights are also widely popular. We work closely with the local community, previously hosting a donation drive for the Wandsworth food-bank. Being an academic society we also regularly collaborate with the staff and lectures of the History and Classics departments, be that for events or by offering support links for students in need.

Meet the Team 

President - Isabella Hudman 

Hi, My name is Izzy and I'm this years president for the historical and classical society! I am a third year classics student with a particular interest in Augustan history and literature.  

Hi my name is Izzy and I am a third year classics student and this years President of the Historical and Classical society! I am a Roman historian through and through with a particular love of all things Augustan. I can usually be found in the library at 3am surrounded by books and digestive biscuits.

VP - Lottie Moseley 

Hey, my name is Lottie and I am the Vice President of this years society and I’m in my third year of studying Classical Civilisation at Roehampton. I have a special interest in Reception Studies and Museum studies and if you ever have any questions you’ll find me in one of two places: working in the library or, procrastinating at the Union… I’m really excited to see what we can achieve this year with the society and I hope to see you guys at the events we will be hosting throughout the year!

Social media officer - Hattie O'Toole 

Hi guys! My name is Hattie and I am your social media officer for the Historical and Classical society this year! As a third year classics student, the only thing I love more that Classical Art and Art History is procrastinating in the library and lamenting early morning lectures. 

Social Sec - Layla Acar 

Hi i'm Leyla, I'm a third year Classics student and this years social sec! I've got a big love for Greek mythology but after hours I'm usually in a club somewhere or in the library, depending on my mood. 

Treasurer - Georgina Hall 

Hello! My name is Georgina and I'm this years treasurer! I'm a 3rd year Classical Civilisation student and enjoy mythology and art, especially when they're combined together! You'll probably find me working or out partying - work hard, party hard, right? 

Academic Liaison Officer - Lily Lambert 

Hi I'm Lily and I will be the Academic Liaison Officer this year, I am a third year Classics student. I have a particular interest in Greek and Roman Mythology as well as a love for archery. In my role as the liaison between the department and society please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or worries you may have. 






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Latest News

An online lecture on: Virtual Rome - a digital model of the ancient city

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Matthew Nicholls (Oxford; University of Reading) will discuss his work on making a large scale digital model of ancient Rome in the architectural modelling software SketchUp. The talk will cover the methodology and some of the technical processes of creating the model (including questions such as source material, decision-making about what to show and what not to show), and the uses of this work including in teaching both Roman architecture and digital modelling to undergraduate students.