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Warwick Classics Network receives the support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation

· The Warwick Classics Network works to encourage the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in schools across the UK.

· The A. G. Leventis Foundation support the dissemination of Greek and Cypriot cultural heritage.

· “We express our sincerest thanks to the Leventis family and look forward to working with them to ensure as many students as possible can engage with the ancient worlds”, says Professor Michael Scott.

The A. G. Leventis Foundation is to support the work of the Warwick Classics Network and their work to further encourage the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in schools across the UK, and especially in Warwickshire and Coventry.

The Warwick Classics Network is the umbrella for all engagement activity undertaken by Warwick linked to the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History; including teaching resources, outreach events and school visits.

The Network comprises teachers and academics dedicated to the promotion and support of Classics teaching in the West Midlands. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, experiences, and skills, to be creative in their teaching, and in turn are provided with training and advice to support them.Professor Michael Scott, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick

Commenting on the support for the Warwick Classics Network Professor Michael Scott, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Classics and Ancient History, comments:

“The Department of Classics is honoured and delighted to be working with the A. G. Leventis Foundation to help broaden access to the study of the ancient world. The Foundation’s support of our Warwick Classics Network will enable us to continue and expand the incredibly important work we are doing to support and encourage the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in schools across the UK, and especially in Warwickshire and Coventry.

“We express our sincerest thanks to the Leventis family and look forward to working with them to ensure as many students as possible can engage with the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome.”

Commenting on their support for the Warwick Classics Network, the Chairman of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, A. P. Leventis comments:

“The A. G. Leventis Foundation is committed to promoting and preserving Hellenic culture and heritage in Greece and abroad, while an international programme of support for Greek studies has been developed over the years. In this context, we are proud to partner with the Department of Classics at the University of Warwick and to support the Warwick Classics Network staff post and Study Day with a 2-year grant. ”

The Classics and Ancient History department at Warwick has an international reputation for its research, including numismatics, epigraphy, medical humanities, ancient literature and ancient global history, and is currently working towards being recognised by Classics for All as a National Centre of Excellence for teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.

Established in May 1979, the A. G. Leventis Foundation is the outcome of the vision of the Cypriot entrepreneur Anastasios G. Leventis (1902-1978), who laid the bases of its focus on society, education and culture. Now in its fourth decade, the Foundation retains its adherence to these priorities, keenly supporting the dissemination of Greek and Cypriot cultural heritage, as well as extensive public benefits programs, pioneering environmental protection projects and medical research.

ENDS

24 JUNE 2019

NOTES TO EDITORS

High-res images available at:

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/communications/medialibrary/images/may2017/map_29.jpg

Credit: University of Warwick. Caption: Professor Michael Scott, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Alice Scott
Media Relations Manager
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0) 2476 574 255 or +44 (0) 7920 531 221
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Alice Scott 
Media Relations Manager 
University of Warwick 
Tel: +44 (0) 2476 574 255 or +44 (0) 7920 531 221 
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk