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Two upcoming events for teachers

7 December 2016

Two fantastic Classics events for teachers are coming up in February 2017!

Bristol

On Wednesday 1st February, from 4.30-7.00 pm at the University of Bristol, the Bristol Classics Hub will be holding a launch evening for schools. We are delighted to welcome Professor Edith Hall from King’s College London who will be speaking about the importance of studying Classics in schools. We will also be hearing from teachers at two local schools about their experiences of launching the study of classical subjects in their own contexts. 

This event is open to all schools in the South West region. We look forward to welcoming teachers from schools where there is already some provision for Classics, as well as those from schools where there is not yet any current provision. We hope that the hub's first event for schools will help to build a supportive network of teachers across the South West and to encourage the sharing of expertise and ideas relating to the teaching of classical subjects in the region. For further details, please see our event page

London

On Friday 24th February, from 12.30 - 5.30pm at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in London, Classics for All will be running a 'teach-meet' and curriculum workshop for Classics teachers. 

The point of this half-day get-together will be to offer you a chance to meet other teachers with shared interests, compare notes and attend sessions run by leading Classics experts from our university partners and the OCR exam board.  Sessions are likely to include:

  •   Up to date and expert advice on the new GCSE Classics specifications
  •   Teaching material culture as part of Classical Civilisation
  •   Approaching set texts at GCSE Latin
  •   Teaching the trickier aspects of GCSE grammar
  •   Teaching Classics across the curriculum in primary schools
  •   Approaches to Latin at Key Stage 2
  •   A Latin grammar clinic

At the end of the conference, there will also be an opportunity to suggest future priorities to Classics for All, including the way it ought to spend its money, alongside a short drinks reception, with cheese and wine for those able to stay until 17:30. The event is free and is taking place at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, from 12:30 until 17:30, including lunch and drinks. Classics for All will pay the cost of cover for teachers attending this event. 

 

Further information

For more details about these events, or to book a place, please contact Hannah Walsh: h.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

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