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Welcome to Durham University Classics Society!

We are a society that appreciates and celebrates the classical world, holding different events throughout the year. Look forward to regular academic talks, sometimes followed by socials; some themed bar crawls, and our sell-out Saturnalia ball (held in the cathedral!)

Look out for our input on the academic side too! We have a wonderful freshers rep, and he will be here for advice from tackling essays and commentaries, to pesky translations. 

Many of our events are open to all. However, as a paying member you will have access to:

  • our mailing list
  • invitations to dinners with speakers, and therefore the opportunity to discuss their work further
  • priority to events such as our sell out Saturnalia Ball (this factors into our detailed priority system)
  • reduced ticket prices for events such as the Saturnalia Ball

Exec 2020-21:

Presidents: Chloe Griggs and Joseph Pett
Vice President: Elena Limongelli
Treasurer: Charles Lawrence
Academic Affairs Officers: Sionna Hurley-O'Kelly and Eleanor Cliffe
Social Secretary: Orlando Riviere
Secretary: Chloe Wong
Welfare Representatives: Adam Trusted and Annabel Jenkinson
Sponsorship Secretary: Jerome Chappell-Tay

You can email us here: 

Also have a look at out Facebook page and blog!


Terms and conditions

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As a member of a Durham Students' Union group, the executive members who run your group and the Students' Union may use your name and email address to get in touch with you about group activities, elections, opportunities, and news. Your data will not be shared with any third parties and you may contact us at any time if you would like to access your data. You can find more information about how we manage your data on our website.

By purchasing this membership you agree to:

  • Comply with the terms of the groups constitution, the relevant rules and regulations, and all the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Act in the best interests of the student group and Durham SU, and uphold the student group’s aims and the objects of Durham SU.