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 [...]
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 [...]
By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Friday 9th February 2018, Legion XX pitched camp at the Ulster Museum where a whole day of activities was planned for young people aged 6-18. The day started very early (8am!) when BBC Radio Ulster Breakfast did a live broadcast from the venue. Dr John Curran and Helen McVeigh our ACE [...]
By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Saturday 3rd February, our partners at the University of Exeter hosted a whole day of Classical activities. Some participants had travelled from 80 miles away and had taken two busses and a train in order to attend. The day started with an introduction from Dr Sharon Marshall, a member of the [...]
By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson On Monday 29th January 2018, our Bristol partners hosted their ACE event in the Roman Baths at Bath. They invited a number of decision-makers in education to attend the evening event, including chief executives of multi-academy trusts in the South West, headteachers, teachers and policy makers. The evening started with an overview [...]
By Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson Our partners in Leeds provided a range of engaging Classics activities for teachers and students on a wet Wednesday in dark December. Participants had travelled from schools across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Humberside and Lancashire. Postgraduate Maria Haley describe d how she became a PhD student in Classics having been educated at a state school [...]
By Prof. Edith Hall Welcome to the Inaugural Blog from the ACE project! On Saturday 30th September we held our equally Inaugural first Public Partnership Event at Kent University’s lovely campus in Canterbury. Hosted by Dr Rosie Wyles, and attended by teachers and secondary-level students from all over the county, the entertainments on offer included [...]
By Prof. Edith Hall The people behind the campaign, who first got together in a meeting organised by the sister project Classics and Class in November 2015.Eddie Barnett, Simon Beasley, Caroline Bristow, Richard Alston, Mike Trapp, Edith Hall Pavlos Avlamis, Aisha Khan-Evans, Eddie Barnett, Matthew Aaron Fox, Simon Beasley, Mai Musie, Emma Bridges, Arlene Holmes-Henderson, [...]
By Prof. Edith Hall It's official! My FIRST talk of the project will be to 45 students at Reigate College, on the invitation of Classical Civilisation Course Leader Sarah Bell, 1300 on Monday May 8th.
By Prof. Edith Hall Pilot event for state sector sixth-formers at King's College London, 2nd July 2016, Edith Hall (AHRC Leadership Fellow, standing) with (left to right) Caroline Bristow, Arlene Holmes-Henderson and Mai Musie.