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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 FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Wednesday 11th November. This is a postponed holding of our original July 1st event which was unfortunately cancelled due to circumstances arising from the Covid situation - many apologies to all those who had booked to attend, but we hope to see as many of you as possible in November.

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 TWO sessions from each pathway of Culture and the Arts and Belief and Ideas. This choice will allow teachers to attend sessions on the choices they are currently teaching AND exploring other topics they may be interested in or are considering teaching in the future.

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.

Alongside the sessions, throughout the day attendees will be given the chance to attend break-out sessions where you will be able to enjoy our VR headsets (below) and walk around ancient Athens; explore our collections of coins and other artefacts; and enjoy a mock-Symposium with our replica vases.

Lunch will provided FREE OF CHARGE as well as drinks and refreshments during the breaks. In addition, TRAVEL BURSARIES may be available for some of those teachers whose institutions cannot cover their transport costs. This will be decided on a discretionary case by case basis.

For more information on the day, please email Dr Paul Grigsby (Paul.Grigsby@Warwick.ac.uk), or to book your place at this event, please follow this link when it becomes available again.

Proposed Timetable:

10.15 Welcome and Introduction

Part One: Culture and the Arts

10.30-11.15 – Choice of:

Greek Theatre

Imperial Image

Invention of the Barbarian

Greek Art

11.15-11.30 – Break

11.30-12.15 - Choice of:

Greek Theatre

Imperial Image

Invention of the Barbarian

Greek Art

12/15-12.30 – Break

Part Two: World of the Hero

12.30-13.15 - Choice of:

Homer

Virgil

13.15-14.00 – Lunch

14.00-14.45 – Choice of:

Homer

Virgil

14.45-15.00 - Break

Part Three: Beliefs and Ideas

15.00-15.45 - Choice of:

Greek Religion

Love and Relationships

Democracy and the Athenians

15.45-16.00 - Break

16.00-16.45 - Choice of:

Greek Religion

Love and Relationships

Democracy and the Athenians