The Department of Classics is passionately committed to encouraging as wide an audience as possible to engage with the study of the Classical world. We focus our efforts focus on three main areas:
- Outreach - working both directly with schools and institutions across the country as well as through some of the University of Warwick's dedicated outreach initiatives to increase access to the study of the Classical world.
- Engagement - engaging directly with the wider public in various forms about the Classical world.
- Widening participation - working through several of the University's dedicated widening participation teams with prioritised school communities local to the University.e also participate in Warwick's Sutton Trust Summer School. Read more about our Sutton Trust School in 2016 for a taste of what we have offered in the past.
Wider engagement activities
Staff members are involved in numerous kinds of engagement activities both linked to Warwick and further afield, such as contributing to the University's Knowledge Centre articles; as well as developing their own Vodcasts and videos and working with national and international broadcasters on radio and TV programmes. For more details, see the individual staff pages.
If you would like further information about the Department's activities, and how you can get involved, do get in touch with Dr Michael Scott m dot c dot scott at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Public Lecture by Prof Alastair Blanshard, IAS Visiting Fellow in Classics 2016
The public lecture 'The Greeks and Us' given by Prof Alastair Blanshard (University of Queensland, Australia) while he was based at Warwick as IAS Visiting Fellow, is now available to view as a video and as a podcast. The public lecture, and the video, were kindly sponsored by the Warwick Faculty of Arts and GRP Connecting Cultures. This lecture is ideal for students of Classics, Classical Civilisation Classical Archaeology & Ancient History at GCSE, A level and beyond.
School and association talks and events
Department staff members and the Outreach Assistant regularly give school talks both in the local Warwick area and nationally (and internationally) to age groups from 10 to 18. Staff members also often give talks as part of extra-curricular 'Classical world' days organised by institutions like the British Museum for UK schools, as well as at events held for those teaching Classical world subjects at school (e.g. ARLT, BASS). Staff members and students are also active in a number of Warwick University initiatives and teams engaging with communities across the country to increase access to and enjoyment of education.
The following staff members and post-graduates are willing to give talks to schools. Please contact them directly to arrange a convenient time:
Dr Alison Cooley - a dot cooley at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Roman Italy; Pompeii; Augustus; Roman inscriptions
Prof. Zahra Newby - zahra dot newby at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Ancient athletics, Art in Roman world, Myth and Art, Death and Commemoration in the Roman world, Roman housing
Dr Michael Scott - m dot c dot scott at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Ancient Greek history, archaeology, religion, Classics and TV.
Dr Emmanuela Bakola - e dot bakola at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Ancient Greek Drama
Dr Victoria Rimell - email@example.com. Topics: Latin and Greek literature, Roman thought, Classical reception
Dr Elena Giusti - firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics: Latin and Greek Literature, Roman thought, Classical reception
Dr David Fearn - email@example.com. Topics: Greek Literature and thought, Classical reception.
Dr Clare Rowan - firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics: Roman history, numismatics
Mr Clive Letchford C dot A dot Letchford at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Learning Latin and Greek
Ms. Vicky Jewell v dot jewell at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Roman art and archaeology; colour in Greek and Roman worlds
Ms Kathryn Thompson k dot e dot thompson at warwick dot ac dot uk Topics: Reception of the Classical World
Professor Michael Scott's new BBC2 series Ancient Invisible Cities, focusing on the cities of Cairo, Athens and Istanbul, starts on Friday 7th September 9pm (Cairo), continuing on Friday 14th September (Athens) and Friday 21st September (Istanbul). In the programmes Michael abseils, climbs, and dives to reach incredible hidden ancient structures (some of which have never been filmed before), and works with a laser scanning team bring these ancient worlds to life in virtual reality.
Masters student Jacqui Butler explores the role Fulvia played at the end of the Republic by discussing her representation on a coin series struck in Gaul. Read it here.
In July's coin of the month, undergraduate student Dillon Patel explores how Augustus communicated his conquest of Armenia. Read about it here.
Finger counting Roman style!