The 2016 Reading Competition was hosted by Bolton School in February, with 140 pupils attending from 11 different schools. A passion for classical language was clear at all levels, from the spirited and energetic double acts in the beginners’ category, with their lively versions of the Cambridge Latin Course’s take on Roman comedy, all the way to the sixth formers renditions of Sophocles’ Antigone and the Aeneid. New heats this year included a very popular intermediate Latin round, attracting thirty entrants, and a new classics-in-translation round, in which entrants channeled the vengeful fury of Clytaemnestra with great gusto and skill. Congratulations are due to all winners, but also to all of the other entrants for their great efforts and hugely positive approach to the day. We hope to see many of you return next year!