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 [...]

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 [...]