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Coin of the Month: Greek by name, Indian by nature: Indo–Greek Coinage


In May's coin of the month Tunrayo Olaoshun explores Indo-Greek coinage. Read more here.

Coin of the Month: The snake god and the satirist

April's coin of the month, written by Matthew Smith, explores Lucian's Alexander in connection with a coin from Abonuteichos.

Classics staff & students at Life Sciences Public Event

Back to the Future: How Studying History Helps Medical Science!

A School of Life Sciences event with contributions from the department of Classics: Dr. Caroline Petit, Matt Smith (MAR student), Tunrayo Olaoshun (4th year UG student).

Come hear about ancient remedies, the role of dreams in diagnostic, teaching anatomy... and lots more exciting topics:

The School of Life Sciences are pleased to invite you to their next Public Science Evening ‘Back to the Future: How Studying History Helps Medical Science’. This event will explore the exciting topic of how we can use historical medical knowledge in today’s practices. A variety of time periods will be explored, from Galenic medicine in the 2nd century, to early 20th century phage therapy advancements. Also included will be talks from not only members of the School of Life Sciences team, but the Classics and History departments as well. If you are a fan of the History of Medicine and its applications today then this is surely an event not to be missed.

This public science evening will take place on Tuesday 12 March 2019 from 18:00 – 20:00 in the School of Life Sciences atrium. Please visit for more information and to register for this event.

Michael Scott Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Wednesday 20th February

In his Professorial inaugural lecture, ''This is Sparta' The Ancient World, Then and Now' Prof Michael Scott will set out his vision for the study, teaching and communication of the ancient world in the 21st century. Far from being a subject of the past, Michael will argue that there has rarely been a more exciting, relevant and important time to be studying the Greeks and Romans – and the wider ancient world of which they were a part. The ancient world then and now is changing – and it has never been more important for academics to be engaged across the spectrum of research, teaching and engagement that will define the nature of that transformation for the future.

Hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Warwick International Higher Education Academy, the lecture (followed by a Q&A) will take place at 17:00 on Wednesday, 20th February 2019 in Lecture Theatre OC0.03 in the Oculus Building. The lecture is now fully booked, but if you are still interested in attending, please email to find out about joining the reserve list for the night

If you are not able to join us on campus that day, don’t worry because – in a #warwickuni first – the lecture will stream LIVE on #Facebook from 5.15pm through the following You can watch the lecture live AND ask questions in the live feed. Questions from the live feed will be picked for Michael to answer in the Live Q&A session at the end of the lecture – making the discussion open to people around the globe.

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