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JACT Inset 2014

Teaching with ancient artefacts: an introduction for secondary-school teachers to interdisciplinary
approaches to ancient visual and material culture, showcasing recent Warwick
research

38 teachers from 32 schools attended, and enjoyed being able to view objects in the Coin Room (and especially to handle
real coins), the Cast Gallery, Randolph Gallery, and Rome Gallery. The day included a lecture by Dan Orrells on his recent research on Winckelmann, and workshops on Classical Art led by Zahra Newby, on Coins led by Clare Rowan and Chris Howgego, and on Epigraphy led by Alison Cooley and Jane Masseglia. The Head of Education at the Ashmolean and the Classics Outreach Officer from Oxford gave short presentations. The day was organised by Jane Masseglia. It was supported financially by the University of Warwick (Institute of Advanced Study), Classics Outreach (Oxford)

Participants commented:

“very interesting and informative from start to finish, a tremendous stimulus and morale booster, but also very friendly, welcoming and generous”

“really enjoyed all of the taught sessions – was lovely to go around the collections with experts”

“the amount of high-powered staff on hand to make the day so unusually valuable. It is not unusual on these occasions to get some fine words from a scholar, who then disappears, and then be thrown to the B team.”