A message from the University of Warwick…
Dear List members,
The Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick are pleased to invite you to theirFREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Monday 1st July 2019, here at the University of Warwick. The event will include academic sessions led by Warwick staff as well as a session led by Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR. Free bursaries are available, courtesy of The Classical Association.
On Monday 1st July, our Warwick Classics academics will be leading sessions based on the component modules of the OCR A-level Classical Civilisation syllabus (see below), giving subject overviews and an idea of modern scholarship in their specialist areas.
In addition, Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR will be leading a session on the OCR curriculum and will be answering any questions that you may have.
Throughout the day you will also have access to our Virtual Reality Headsets, and there will be sessions on coin handling, experiencing the Greek Symposium with our replica pots, and an opportunity to learn about the work of the Warwick Classics Network and about how your students can apply to Warwick and visit our Open Days.
The event is FREE and and free lunch will be provided. In addition, a number of free bursaries will be available, courtesy of the Classical Association. More details and a booking form and can be found on our WCN website through the following link:
Provisional Overview of the Day
(to be confirmed)
9.30-10.00am – Arrival and Registration
10.00-12.15pm Part One: The World of the Hero
10.00 -11.00am Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey – Dr David Fearn
11.15-12.15am Virgil’s Aeneid – Dr Victoria Rimmel
(including 11.00-11.15am Break)
12.15-1.00pm OCR and Breakout sessions
12.15-1.00pm OCR – Alex Orgee, subject leader for classics at OCR, will be here to talk about the OCR curriculum and to answer any questions.
VR headsets; Replica Greek vases; Coin handling sessions will also be available now (and throughout the day) for those interested.
1pm-2pm FREE Lunch
2.00-3.30pm Part Two: Culture and the Arts
2.00-3.30pm Imperial Image – Professor Alison Cooley and Dr Clare Rowan
2.00-3.30pm Greek Theatre – Dr Emmanuela Bakola
2.00-3.30pm Greek Art – Prof. Zahra Newby
3.30-5.00pm Part Three: Beliefs and Ideas
3.30-5.00pm Greek Religion – Prof. Michael Scott
3.30-5.00pm Love and Relationships – Prof. James Davidson
We have been awarded funding from The Classical Association which will allow us to fund a number of bursaries to cover costs of travel for some of our attendees. If your institution is unable to cover the costs of your travel, then we may be able to cover all or some of your travel costs. You can apply for the bursary on our Booking Form.
The deadline for booking is 15th June 2019
If you have any questions about the day, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at Paul.Grigsby@Warwick.ac.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick
Dr Paul Grigsby
Research Fellow in Outreach and Impact
Dept. of Classics and Ancient History
University of Warwick