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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

Fri 31 Aug '18
Ancient Invisible Cities - Cairo, Athens, Istanbul - BBC2 - Professor Michael Scott

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.

Finger counting Roman style!