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Founding a Classics Cohort in Wales

By Danny Pucknell, Lecturer in Classics, History and Politics As you approach the ultra-modern, glass-fronted Cardiff and Vale College, you would be forgiven for thinking that only that which is at the cutting edge of technology could be taught in a place which looks like this. However, in September 2019, Cardiff and Vale College introduced [...]

Care about Students’ Futures? Don’t Cut Classics at Roehampton

Dept of Classics & Ancient History University of Durham 38 North Bailey Durham DH1 3EU Open Letter to James Wharton, Chair, Office for Students; Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton London; Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education   Care about students’ futures? Don’t cut Classics at Roehampton. The Advocating [...]

Every Body is a Classical Body? An ACE/MOCA Collaboration

By Justyna Ladosz, Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge Introduction: Since March 2020, ‘Everybody is a Classical Body?’ has been a work-in-progress at the Museum of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. The idea for the project was born from a conversation between the museum curator, Susanne Turner, Arlene [...]

Launching Classical Civilisation Digital Sourcebooks with National Museums Liverpool

Explore the Digital Sourcebooks Advocating Classics Education has partnered with National Museums Liverpool to create three interactive sourcebooks, linked to the OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE and A Level qualifications. These include Greek and Roman artefacts from Liverpool World Museum’s impressive collections. The interactive sourcebooks include learning activities, videos, simulations, 3D scans and close-ups of [...]

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 [...]