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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. [...]

ACE Classics Festival at the University of Reading

By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Thursday 17th May, 60 students and 6 teachers from schools in Oxfordshire, Surrey and Berkshire attended a day of Classics-themed activities hosted by the University of Reading. Participating Schools were the Oxford Spires Academy, Trinity School, Newbury and the Winston Churchill School, Woking. The Department of Classics at the University [...]

Campaigning for People’s Classics in Swansea

By Prof. Edith Hall It is exactly a year since work began on ACE, the project I’ve been funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council to lead, encouraging the introduction of qualifications in Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in secondary education across the nation.  Huge strides have been made—I've visited many schools, and events to [...]

Glasgow ACE event: Rome’s Final Frontier

By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Wednesday 22nd March, the University of Glasgow hosted its ACE event in the spectacular Hunterian Museum. Attendees included local teachers, local authority representatives, headteachers and policy makers from across Scotland. Professor Matthew Fox, our host in Glasgow, had devised a fun quiz for attendees to complete while they explored the Hunterian’s [...]