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Opening up Classical Studies at the Open University

By Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Monday 1st April 2019, our partners at the Open University hosted their ACE event, in conjunction with the Student Hub Live team in the University’s studio in Milton Keynes. The event attracted a live audience from Redborne Upper School and hundreds of participants in the livestream, in UK schools and [...]

ACE Phase 2

 Recording the past Professor Hall and Dr Holmes-Henderson are most grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) whose funding enabled the ACE project to achieve so much for Classical Civilisation and Ancient History (CC/AH) in schools and colleges from May 2017 to February 2019. The AHRC grant period has just expired but, [...]

Emperors, Coins, Frogs and Oracles: ACE at Warwick

By Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Monday 2nd July 2018, our partners at the University of Warwick hosted their ACE event, in conjunction with the Warwick Classics Network and Classics for All. The event attracted 200 students aged 14-18 and around 40 teachers from schools all over England including Essex, London, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Yorkshire, the West [...]

ACE at King’s College London Teachers’ Day

By Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson On 19th June 2018, King’s College London hosted a subject enrichment day for teachers of Classics. The theme for the day was the learning and teaching of Classics using archaeological sites and material culture. The event was superbly organised by Dr Emily Pillinger. The morning included a visit to London's Mithraeum and [...]

Outreach as Activism: ACE at the Women’s Classical Committee

By Marcus Bell On the 18th April, ACE was invited to be a part of the Women’s Classical Committee’s Annual General Meeting. ACE’s Public Impact Researcher, Marcus Bell, represented the Project on a Panel focusing on Outreach as Activism. The day itself was a fantastic opportunity to reflect on how Classics can productively make a [...]

Showcasing Ancient History in Stratford-upon-Avon

By Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson On 18th and 19th May, Professor Hall and Dr Holmes-Henderson attended the annual conference of the Historical Association in Stratford-upon-Avon. ACE has been collaborating with the HA over many months and we were grateful for the opportunity to showcase Ancient History at the event attended by 250+ History teachers and enthusiasts. [...]