A rare film screening was held, thanks to support from the Annual Fund.

Rare film screening at conference

A screening of the 1913 Italian-made Spartacus, with music provided by the renowned silent film accompanist and composer Stephen Horne, was the highlight of a conference which took place at the University.

The rare film screening was part of the third Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW).

Both delegates and members of the public made up the large audience for the film. Thanks in part to a grant from the University’s Annual Fund they were able to enjoy the entire evening’s entertainment free of charge.

One of the conference organiser’s Jasmine Hunter Evans said; "It was a great success and the feedback we received both from the public and the delegates was unanimously positive. We filled almost all of the available seats in the cinema on campus and were proud to be able to include this amazing piece of film history in AMPRAW 2013."

The two-day conference brought together an international and interdisciplinary community of postgraduate students, with the aim of promoting postgraduate research within the growing and thriving classical reception academic community.

Alongside support from the Institute of Classical Studies and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the grant from the University’s Annual Fund enabled the conference organisers to invite prestigious keynote scholars, including one from the United States; who inspired enthusiastic discussion throughout the conference.

Date: 20 January 2014

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