*Morning Session: Key Stage 2-3 (8-14 years olds) – 30 minute talks
Myths and Story Telling
10am – Welcome from Prof Michael Scott
10.05-10.35 Caroline Lawrence Myths, Movies and Storytelling
What do Paddington and Aeneas have in common? More than you might imagine! In a fun illustrated talk, million-selling author
Caroline Lawrence shares how poets, storytellers and moviemakers use the same fun steps when composing their epics.
10.35-11.05 Alexandra Sheppard ‘21st Century Gods’
Together we will explore the role of mythology in ancient Greece, then as a group, we will imagine a new set of gods relevant to
our modern world.
11.05-11.15 Break – Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee
11.15-11.45 Emily Hauser ‘Rewriting Ancient Greek Myths in Fiction’
How do we go about remaking ancient Greek myths for a modern audience? And how can storytelling open up new perspectives
on the ancient Greek myths we thought we knew so well?
*Drinks and snacks will be available for anyone attending the whole day
Afternoon Session: Arrival of Older Students (Key Stage 4-5 – 14-18 year olds) – 40 minute talks
The Stories We Tell about Ancient Worlds
12.30-1.10 Natalie Haynes – Troy Story
1.15-1.55pm Prof Eric Csapo ‘Stories about Achilles' birth and death’
1.55-2.15 Break – Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee
2.15-2.55 Prof Alison Cooley ‘The Stones of Pompeii tell tales’
3.00-3.40 Prof Victoria Rimell and Dr David Fearn: ‘Four Classical Poems: The Wow of Narrative’
3.40-3.50 Break - Biscuits/Juice/Tea/Coffee
3.50-4.30 Prof Michael Scott ‘Heracles – he does get around’
Copies of our authors' books will be available to purchase during the day