Unfortunately I missed my first lecture as a British Museum member, since it was only after it had taken place that I realised what I was missing out on. Augustus was the subject of not only a single lecture but of a whole study day, and while I wasn't able to attend that one, I did attend the next study day, entitled 'Introduction to the Classical World', which focused on the Greeks through from Homeric epic on vase paintings (an excellent lecture and my favourite of them all) to Alexander the Great and Hellenistic art. I say the lecture on Homeric epic was my favourite because it gave me a whole new perspective on the subject, and it was fascinating to listen to the whole way through (incidentally, I have notes that I made in all of the lectures, so some of them might become the topics of future blog posts, or at least the starting points).
As well as talking about the lectures at the BM, the other purpose of this post was to launch this website's brand new Facebook page, which you can find here. Unfortunately I can't post on this blog as much as I'd like due to the time it takes to write the posts, however the new page will allow me to share some of my more day to day thoughts on Classics as well as to connect with you all a bit more easily. So please do check out the page, it really won't bite, and thank you for reading!