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Classical Civilisation Textbook Grants

The Gilbert Murray Trust has £1000 to distribute, in grants of at least £100 each, to assist with the purchase of textbooks for the teaching of Classical Civilisation, at GCSE, A-level and equivalents, in non-fee-paying schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Applications are invited by 15 October 2021. They should be made by email [...]

Inclusive Classics Initiative: ‘Towards a More Inclusive Classics II’

By Jenny Messenger, Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Barbara Goff and Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis In July 2021, two of our ACE partner universities co-hosted the Inclusive Classics Initiative. Professor Barbara Goff (University of Reading) and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews) held the second online, international Inclusive Classics workshop. Bringing together multiple perspectives within the discipline, the workshop [...]

Preparing for Your First Classical Association Conference as a Teacher

By Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Monday 14th June 2021, the Classical Association (CA) hosted a virtual event for schoolteachers, designed to provide information, and dispel myths, about presenting at a CA conference as a teacher. Hosted by the CA’s Outreach Officer/Senior Research Fellow Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, a former schoolteacher herself, the event was a successful [...]

ACE Phase 3: Filming at the Liverpool World Museum

Dr Peter Swallow With follow-on funding from AHRC, phase 3 of the ACE project is well under way. We are busily working with our project partners across the UK to improve access to Classical Studies in museums and schools. With the Liverpool World Museum, we are producing digital source books based on their world-class collection [...]

ACE the Movie

We are delighted to be able to launch our short film on the Advocating Classics Education project, produced in collaboration with Big Face Art. The film highlights our campaign to expand access to the study of the ancient world, and features young people describing their own experiences of studying Classics. It features Prof Edith Hall [...]

Making Classics Accessible via Student Workbooks

By Lawrence McNally, Teacher of Classics at Impington Village College, Cambridge Over the winter break I decided to take on the task of creating a student workbook for the Greek Religion module for OCR’s A Level in Classical Civilisation. This should hopefully save a lot of time planning throughout the year as I have updated [...]

Win a Tour of the British Museum with Natalie Haynes

By Natalie Haynes A few months ago, I wrote an adaptation of an Ovid poem (Hypsipyle, from the Heroines) to be performed onstage at Jermyn St Theatre. They had invited fifteen women to adapt fifteen poems and it was an amazing project to be involved in - the plays should be available for students [...]