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How Classical Civilisation A-Level Changed My Life

By Nimisha Patel, PhD Candidate Classics was never a 'natural' option for me. I’ve been brought up by first-generation Indian parents, who both had careers in science-based industries. They are both the 'exceptional' child in their respective families. You can find most of my father’s family working in retailers at Heathrow, and most of my [...]

British School at Athens Intensive Course for School Teachers

By Dr Michael Loy, Assistant Director (BSA) The British School at Athens (BSA) is proud to have been supporting the work of UK school teachers for the past forty years. In 1979, the then Assistant Director of the BSA Tony Spawforth (now professor emeritus of Ancient History, Newcastle University) organised the BSA’s first 14 day [...]

Understanding Power: Free Classics and Politics Workshops for Schools

By Harriet Andrews, the Politics Project This thematic version of Digital Surgeries is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and The Politics Project and supports students to learn about ancient themes of power, privilege and dialogue through workshops that challenge young people to think deeply and differently. The programme supports young people to expand [...]

We Did It! Classical Civilisation Teachers’ Summer School

By Prof. Edith Hall So we did it!  A whole week’s course on Classical Civilisation GCSE and A/S Level, with a session devoted to every single component on the OCR specs!  In the River Room at King’s College London, with its spectacular views, a heroic band of teachers met KCL academics to think about how [...]

ACE Panel at Classical Association/FIEC Conference

By Dr Paul Grigsby, Research Fellow in Outreach and Impact at Warwick Classics On Sunday 7th July 2019, delegates of the FIECCA 2019 Conference attended a panel in the Logan Hall at the Institute of Education on the work of Advocating Classics Education. Organised by Prof Edith Hall and Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (chair), this panel addressed [...]

Classical Connections at #TeamEnglish National Conference July 2019

On Saturday 13th July, ACE Research Fellow Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson spoke at the Team English National Conference held in Peterborough at Jack Hunt School. The conference attracted 450 English teachers from around the UK keen to learn more about innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the English classroom. Arlene’s session was ‘Connecting Classics: Enriching [...]

Entering the Classical World through Silent Cinema

The Organising Committee for the FIEC/CA 2019 Conference would like to make 100 free tickets available to school children for the Silent Film screening to take place at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 6 July, 7.30 pm. The screening is suitable for over 12s and it is a great opportunity to get acquainted with four very rare films  on [...]

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 [...]