Promoting the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in Schools
UK University Classics Outreach Programs
Most universities that teach Classics-related subjects offer a variety of outreach and engagement programmes designed to widen participation in higher education and provide primary and secondary schools with the opportunity to enrich their curriculum.
Each individual university programme will be different, but might include:
Open days include university-wide open days, subject-specific days such as the Oxbridge Classics open day.
Classics ‘taster days’ (mainly targeted at state schools) give you the opportunity to bring your students to a university and learn about a particular area of Classics through expert guided tuition. They offer students of all ages a unique opportunity to experience a university atmosphere and gain an insight into what it's like to be a student, engage with new ideas and helpful tips from experts in the field, receive inspiring academic talks on various areas of the Classical world, and participate in drama and object-handling workshops. ‘Taster days’ can also be individually tailored for schools and colleges; if you have a specific topic to explore or are looking for curriculum enrichment departments can usually cater for your needs.
University-based talks and workshops for teachers and students.
School-based talks for teachers who wish to invite a lecturer to come and speak to their students.
Ancient Greek and Latin literacy schemes (e.g. 'Literacy through Latin' and 'Literacy through Greek' in partnership with the Iris Project).