The Case for Classics

29 January 2018, 6.00 PM - 29 January 2018, 7.30 PM

Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ

At this exclusive evening event for headteachers, governors and subject teachers in local schools, we will be exploring how schools across the South West are increasingly turning to Classical Civilisation and Ancient History to enrich the school curriculum.

During the evening, you will have the chance to hear more about both the Bristol Classics Hub and the ACE project. Current teachers who have recently introduced Classics into their schools will be discussing their own experiences and providing specific examples of how they were able to bring about curricular change. We are also thrilled to announce that an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of The Roman Baths will also be available to all those attending the event. 

We hope that you will be able to join us for this unique event in the fantastic setting of The Roman Baths. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up online here by 10th January.

Information about getting to the Roman Baths can be found here. 

About the hub

We believe that every pupil deserves to benefit from the learning, enjoyment and inspiration that Classics provides. 

Since September 2016, the Bristol Classics Hub has supported the introduction or development of classical subjects (Latin, Greek, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation) in 19 secondary schools and 14 primary schools across the region.

With sufficient support, it is possible for any enthusiastic teacher, of any subject, to teach classical subjects effectively at secondary level. Thanks to funding from the national charity Classics for All, we can provide free training and comprehensive support to any school wishing to introduce these subjects on a curricular or extra-curricular basis.

About ACE

The focus of our event on 29th January will be primarily on Classical Civilisation and Ancient History qualifications. We are delighted to be running this event in collaboration with the ‘Advocating Classics Education’ project (ACE Classics), led by Professor Edith Hall and Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson from King’s College, London. This AHRC-funded project aims specifically to extend classical subject qualifications across the secondary sector nationwide and the hub is one of the project’s key regional partners in the South West.

Contact information

For more information, please contact h.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

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