People and partners
Richard Cole co-ordinates the hub and works closely with partner schools. Richard is supported by Dr William Guast and Dr Genevieve Liveley in the Department of Classics & Ancient History.
- Richard Cole: Hub co-ordinator for 2018/19 (covering Hannah's maternity leave)
- Hannah Walsh: Hub co-ordinator (on maternity leave from 9th May 2018)
- William Guast: Departmental outreach co-ordinator
- Genevieve Liveley: Departmental lead for the hub
Academic staff within the department support hub activities and regularly lead workshops for schools.
The work of the hub is funded by Classics for All and the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition. We are very grateful to Classics for All and IGRCT for their continued support.
Classics for All is a national charity championing the teaching of Classics. Classics for All's mission is to introduce the Classics (Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History) in state schools by providing funding, free teacher training, advice and support. Since the charity was founded in 2010, it has awarded more than £450,000 in grants and has brought Classics to pupils in nearly 400 schools, many in areas of socio-economic deprivation. It is thanks to a generous grant from Classics for All that we have been able to set up this Bristol Classics Hub to serve the city and the South West region.
The IGRCT promotes research into all aspects of Greco-Roman culture from antiquity to the present day, in the belief that classical culture remains a vital influence in the modern world. It supports the outreach work of the Bristol Classics Hub through its current A.G. Leventis Research Associate Fellow in Ancient Greek Studies, Dr William Guast.
The A.G. Leventis Foundation supports educational, cultural, artistic and philanthropic causes in Cyprus, Greece and elsewhere. To this end, its activities range from the reconstruction of a large number of classical, Byzantine, and post-Byzantine monuments, and the enrichment and presentation of Cypriot antiquities collections in museums around the world, to the systematic granting of scholarships, and sponsorship of nature conservation and sustainable development projects in Southern Europe, Africa and world-wide. It supports the outreach work of the Bristol Classics Hub through its current A.G. Leventis Research Associate Fellow in Ancient Greek Studies, Dr William Guast.
Find out which schools in your local area are offering classical subjects, and join the network.
New for 2018/19: 'The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh'
In 2016/2017, we ran a Roman Cookery workshop for KS2/KS3 groups. In 2017/18, we offered Dr Hannah-Marie Chidwick's highly successful 'Experiencing War in the Roman World' workshops, along with student-led workshops on the Homeric World, and Myth and Religion. We hope to develop further workshops this year. If you have any suggestions for topics, or if you would like to discuss how we can support your school in this way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.