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WCN Blog 2023/2024 - Emma Spreadbury

Hello! I’m Emma and I’m studying Ancient History and Classical Archaeology here at the University of Warwick.

I am a mature, part-time student, and in this blog I want to take you on a journey, from the beginning of my interest in the ancient world through to what I am studying now and my experience of returning to education.

So please come and read on.

Will Vernon at Pompeii

William Vernon - Five Weeks in Pompeii

I was a finalist in 2022/2023 here at Warwick and recently completed my degree in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. My URSS project is titled The Life of an Archaeologist at Pompeii and is supervised by Dr Paul Grigsby. I am also currently taking part in a project at Knossos, Crete - (see 'Warwick at Knossos' below).

In 2023 I received funding from the URSS to undertake a five-week excavation at Pompeii. You can read my ‘dig diary’ here, a reflective account of being an excavator, including the duties performed and the skills developed, ending with my personal thoughts of the experience and an assessment of how this has progressed my career ambitions. You can also follow my experiences in real-time on Twitter @ArchaeoWandererLink opens in a new window

Isabella Vughan examines a pot at KnossosWarwick at Knossos

Will (above) is one of a number of Warwick students currently undetaking a project with Warwick Classics resident archaeologist and lecturer Dr Conor Trainor, in Knossos on Crete. Follow this link to find out more and watch some videos of the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

WCN Blog 2022/2023 - Áine Nikookam

I'm Áine, a second-year Classical Civilisation student here at the University of Warwick.

If you are looking to learn something new or find out more about Classics as a subject, you're on the right site! I will be posting about what it's like as a student studying Classics at Warwick, along with some more academic (but easy to follow) aspects of the ancient world that I find interesting, such as the Augustan Age and the Achaemenid Empire (ancient Persia).