Classics in Communities conference: Access to Classics in schools and communities – Sat 19th Sept 2015

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Dear Classicists,

This is reminder that we are exactly a month away from the second Classics in Communities conference to be held at the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge.

Spaces are still available for this conference.

Title: Access to Classics in schools and communities – two years on
Date: Saturday 19th September 2015
Venue: Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge
Cost: £20 (to include registration, lunch and wine reception)

This conference aims to bring together all those interested in the teaching and learning of Latin and Greek in schools, colleges, universities and communities in the UK and around the world. Building on the success of the first ‘Classics in Communities’ conference in Oxford in November 2013, the themes of this year’s conference will include: widening access to Classical languages; emerging practices in Classics pedagogies; improving community cohesion through Classics; the cross-curricular value of Classical languages and the appeal/merits of non-linguistic Classics.

Keynote speakers will be Tim Whitmarsh, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and Tom Holland, celebrated British novelist and Ancient historian.

In addition to those teaching Classical subjects at all levels, the audience for this conference might also include senior leadership, educationalists and policy makers.

Thanks to generous funding from the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, a limited number of bursaries are available for PGCE students, postgraduate students and school teachers to attend free of charge.

Further information on booking and programme details is available on our website In the meantime if you have any queries about the conference or the project then please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers.

Mai Musié, University of Oxford mai.musie​ AT ​
Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, University of Oxford
Dr Lorna Robinson, The Iris Project
Steven Hunt, University of Cambridge

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