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Classical Association Teaching Board INSET day (II) on A-level Classical Civilisation
**Classical Association Teaching Board INSET day (II) on A-level Classical Civilisation (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, 10 am – 4pm, Wednesday 24th May)**
In addition to the Manchester INSET day on 18th February, the Classical Association Teaching Board is pleased to announce a further, London-based, INSET day aimed in support of teachers of Classical Civilisation.
Workshops and talks will be offered by academics with expertise in areas of the specifications and by experienced schoolteachers; OCR will be contributing to the event. We welcome offers of workshops and talks on the subject of the specifications (Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey; Virgil’s Aeneid; Greek theatre; Imperial image; Invention of the Barbarian; Greek art, Greek religion, Love and Relationships; Late Republican Politics; Athenian Democracy).
Contributions will be made by Professor Hans van Wees (University of London) and Dr Kathryn Tempest (University of Roehampton). Our plenary lecturer will be Professor Edith Hall, who will speak specifically on the subject of Inventing the Barbarian.
If you would like to offer a talk or host a workshop, or if you have any other queries or questions, please contact the organiser, Peter Liddel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To register for the event, please do so by Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/classical-civilisation-a-level-inset-tickets-30351358731?utm_term=eventurl_text
Subscribers to this list will already be aware of the background to this pair of INSET days:
AQA’s decision to discontinue Classical Civilisation at A-level means that OCR is now the sole examination board offering the subject.
OCR has produced revised specifications for the qualification, which will be taught from September 2017 which are available here:
Teachers in schools and colleges across the UK have made it clear to the CATB that there is a need for training in the form of subject-specific talks and workshops on the specifications. The CATB has stepped up to the mark to offer an INSET day for teachers of Classical Civilisation at A-level.
The event is supported by the Classical Association Teaching Board and the Institute of Classical Studies.
Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Manchester
Dr Rosie Wyles
Lecturer in Classical History and Literature, University of Kent