CUCD Meeting

I spent most of the day in London yes­ter­day or else trav­el­ling to or from it. It was a meet­ing of the CUCD and I was down to talk about post-graduate views on train­ing. I didn’t say much about it as there was also someone else there who had been employed by the ICS to travel round 29 depart­ments and she’d done such a good job my place was a bit redundant.

I’m not sure what I can say. A lot of it I didn’t under­stand and some of the bits I did under­stand I prob­ably wasn’t sup­posed to.

A good thing about CUCD is that its minutes are up online for all to access. It also pro­duces an annual bul­letin which is worth flip­ping through. This year there are a couple of intel­li­gent opin­ion pieces arguing about what Reception in Classics should be.

Another thing that I was reminded of is C-web. It’s sup­posed to be “a one-stop inform­a­tion centre for any­one who wants to find out more about the Greek and Roman world” but I can’t work out what it’s for. It looks like a box-ticking exer­cise. Your opin­ion may vary and you can see it at www​.clas​sics​.ac​.uk.


When he's not tired, fixing his car or caught in train delays, Alun Salt works part-time for the Annals of Botany weblog. His PhD was in ancient science at the University of Leicester, but he doesn't know Richard III.