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Classical Civilisation Teachers' Day Wednesday November 11th 2020

Following the great success of last July's Teachers Day here at the University at Warwick, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding another Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Wednesday 11th November. This event will be online as on-campus events have been curtailed by the Covid-19 situation for the foreseeable future. Given this change to online, we are currently in the process of re-organising the event, so please be patient as we develop the day's program and content. A Booking Form will be available once the program and format is finalised.

Academics from the Dept. of Classics and Ancient History will lead sessions on modules from the OCR Classical Civilisation A-level syllabus, focussing on secondary scholarship and new developments, with the aim of sending teachers back with new understanding and strategies to help in student learning.

In addition to two sessions on The World of the Hero (Homer and Virgil) Teachers will be given a chance to attend sessions from the Culture and the Arts and Belief and Ideas pathways.

The sessions will be led by the following academics:

The World of the Hero (H408/11): Homer - Dr David Fearn; Virgil - Dr Elena Giusti

Greek Theatre (H408/21) – Dr Emmanuela Bakola

Imperial Image (H408/22) - Prof Zahra Newby

Invention of the Barbarian (H408/23) - Dr Eris Williams-Reed

Greek Art (H408/23) - Dr Conor Trainor

Greek Religion (H408/31) - Dr Paul Grigsby

Love and Relationships (H408/32) – Prof Victoria Rimell

Democracy and the Athenians (H408/34) – Prof Michael Scott.

For more information on the day, please email Dr Paul Grigsby (

Pre-recorded lectures for each session will be available in the week before the Wednesday event for attendees to watch at their leisure. Then on Wednesday 11th itself live Q&As will take place throughout the day over Zoom with our speakers on each topic (exact schedule tbc). This will allow you to attend as many of the Q&As as you wish. These Q&As will also be recorded for those who cannot attend live.