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 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.
Our staff are willing to give talks to schools and share their enthusiasm and expertise. The following staff members and post-graduates are happy to give talks to schools, but please bear in mind that their time and availability are often limited. As such, we at the WCN are very keen on fostering inter-school relationships, and would be especially happy to discuss initiatives which would involve pupils from a number of different schools collectively, meaning we can reach .
If you are interested in the possibility of organising an event for a number of schools, please email Dr Paul Grigsby paul dot grigsby at warwick dot ac dot uk. Otherwise, please contact the academics below directly to find out their availability of speaking at your school/institution.
Dr Emmanuela Bakola - e dot bakola at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Ancient Greek Drama
Prof. Alison Cooley - a dot cooley at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: ‘Assessing Augustus, AD 14-2014’; ‘Looking at life in Pompeii through inscriptions’; ‘Res Gestae divi Augusti’ (A level AH); ‘City Life in Roman Italy’ (OCR Ostia-Pompeii-Rome); 'From wax tablets to wine amphorae: exploring inscriptions in the houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum'; ‘From Royal Kingdom to Republic: the impact of politics upon the excavation of Pompeii’ (more designed for adults); ‘Living and Dying at Pompeii’; 'Scratching a Living at Pompeii ' (on graffiti). [Please note, due to the number of talking commitments, Prof. Cooley's availability this year will be severly limited]
Nick Brown (Postgraduate) nicholas dot brown at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; Greek Art and Material Culture; Greek Religion; Greek Myth and the Gods; Classics and Modern Art
Dr Antonio Crisa a dot crisa dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Archaeology; Sicily
Dr David Fearn - d dot fearn at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Greek Literature and thought, Classical reception.
Dr Elena Giusti - e dot giusti at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Latin and Greek Literature, Roman thought, Classical reception
Ms. Vicky Jewell (Postgraduate) v dot jewell at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Roman art and archaeology; colour in Greek and Roman worlds
Mr Clive Letchford C dot A dot Letchford at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Learning Latin and Greek languages from beginners to A level set texts (and beyond). Using spoken Latin in the classroom.
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 Victoria Rimell - v dot rimell at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Latin and Greek literature, Roman thought, Classical reception
Dr Clare Rowan - c dot rowan at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Coinage handling sessions (Greek or Roman); happy to work with teachers to choose a particular focus that might tie into a particular topic they are teaching - all age groups!; coinage.
Dr Michael Scott - m dot c dot scott at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Ancient Greek history, archaeology, religion, Classics and TV.
Ms Alessandra Tafaro (Postgraduate) a dot tafaro at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Latin literature and Roman epigraphy - especially epigraphic poetry, including epigram and its modern reception.
Ms Kathryn Thompson (Postgraduate) k dot e dot thompson at warwick dot ac dot uk
Topics: Reception of the Classical World