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Classical Civilisation Teachers Day - 1st July 2019


The Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Warwick Classics Network are pleased to welcome you to their FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Monday 1st July 2019, here at the University of Warwick. The event will include academic sessions led by Warwick staff as well as a session led by Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR. Free bursaries are available, courtesy of The Classical Association.

On the day, our Warwick Classics academics will be leading sessions based on the component modules of the OCR A-level Classical Civilisation syllabus, giving subject overviews and an idea of modern scholarship in their specialist areas.


Prof. Michael Scott leading a session at last July's 'Emperors, Coins, Frogs and Oracles' event

In addition, Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR will be leading a session on the OCR curriculum and will be answering any questions that you may have.

Throughout the day you will also have access to our Virtual Reality Headsets, and there will be sessions on coin handling, experiencing the Greek Symposium with our replica pots, and an opportunity to learn about the work of the Warwick Classics Network and about how your students can apply to Warwick and visit our Open Days.

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Teachers enjoying our VR headsets at last July's 'Emperors, Coins, Frogs and Oracles' event

The event is FREE and free lunch will be provided. In addition, a number of free bursaries will be available, courtesy of the Classical Association.

Provisional Overview of the Day

(to be confirmed)
9.30-10.00am - Arrival and Registration
10.00-12.15pm Part One: The World of the Hero

10.00 -11.00am Homer's Iliad and Odyssey - Dr David Fearn

11.15-12.15am Virgil's Aeneid - Prof. Victoria Rimell

(including 11.00-11.15am Break)
12.15-1.00pm OCR and Breakout sessions

12.15-1.00pm OCR - Alex Orgee, subject leader for classics at OCR, will be here to talk about the OCR curriculum and to answer any questions.

VR headsets; Replica Greek vases; Coin handling sessions will also be available now (and throughout the day) for those interested.

1pm-2pm FREE Lunch
2.00-3.30pm Part Two: Culture and the Arts

2.00-3.30pm Imperial Image – Professor Alison Cooley and Dr Clare Rowan

2.00-3.30pm Greek Theatre - Dr Emmanuela Bakola

2.00-3.30pm Greek Art – Prof. Zahra Newby and Dr Conor Trainor

3.30-5.00pm Part Three: Beliefs and Ideas

3.30-5.00pm Greek Religion – Prof. Michael Scott

3.30-5.00pm Love and Relationships – Prof. James Davidson

Travel bursaries

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We have been awarded funding from The Classical Association which will allow us to fund a number of bursaries to cover costs of travel for some of our attendees. If your institution is unable to cover the costs of your travel, then we may be able to cover all or some of your travel costs. You can apply for the bursary on our Booking Form.

Booking Form

Please follow this link to book your place and to apply for a Travel Bursary.

The deadline for booking is 15th June 2019

If you have any questions about the day, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at Paul dot Grigsby at Warwick dot ac dot uk