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Outreach and widening participation

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.

Pseudolus - Warwick ClassicsOur activities and resources for schools can be found on our dedicated Warwick Classics Network Page, and annual Ancient Drama festival page.

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, podcasts 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 Paul Grigsby paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk.


Research impact

Learn more about how our research has an impact in secondary education, external organisations and the media.

Engagement News

Mon 18 Feb '19
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 thisissparta@warwick.ac.uk 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 link:www.facebook.com/michaelscottacademic. 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.


Finger counting Roman style!