Advocating Classics Education at Roehampton: Thursday 21 June, 2-7pm.

Come and join us at the University of Roehampton for an afternoon dedicated to the teaching of Classics. We will be exploring how schools across the UK are increasingly turning to Classical Civilisation and Ancient History to enrich the school curriculum, as well as the benefits of studying a classical subject at GCSE and A level. We are also thrilled to announce that Professor Andrew Wallace Hadrill, OBE will be providing a lecture on ‘Herculaneum: in the shadow of Vesuvius, in the shadow of Pompeii?’

We hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting event, which should be of interest to teachers and headteachers of schools who are both currently offering or hoping to provide classical subjects. Please visit for further details and to register, or email Kathryn Tempest ( if you have any questions.

Full Programme

2.00 – 2.30       Registration and welcome

2.30 – 3.00       Classics today: Classics and 21st century skills (Edith Hall and Arlene Holmes-Henderson)

3.00 – 3.30       Teaching and learning Classics in the state sector: With different perspectives from: Natasha Crook, Hayley Walker & Ellen Hopkinson

3.30 – 4.00       Break

4.00 – 4.15        Classics after the Classroom: A presentation by Constantine Christoforou (supported by the Classical Association)

4.15 – 5.00       Support & Funding: 

What teachers need (Q&A panel with James Renshaw and Carey Combe)

Classics for All grants (Hilary Hodgson)

Launching the South West London and Surrey Hub: Kathryn Tempest

5.00 – 6.00       Public lecture:  Herculaneum: in the shadow of Vesuvius, in the shadow of Pompeii? (Andrew Wallace-Hadrill)

6.00 – 7.00       Reception and close