Student school visit

It was such an honour to be asked to talk in front of 64 year 5 children at St Mary’s Academy in Folkestone. All of the children were very attentive and they all seemed very eager to learn more about Greek mythology and its importance to Greek society. They all had some really interesting questions for me which showed just how much they had actually listened at taken on board the things that I taught them. The myths that they were most interested in were ‘The Labours of Hercules’ and ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ and for both of them, I had a variety of activities lined up, including a re-enactment of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ with all of the children standing up to be the labyrinth and one child being Theseus and another being the Minotaur. I also did a variation of Chinese Whispers with them to explain the concept of Oral Tradition, which they seemed to enjoy. I left the school with a new love for mythology and a confirmation that a career in classics is definitely what I want to do.

Autumn 2015 Research Seminars

The Department has a lively programme of research seminars running through Autumn and Spring. Talks this term range from medieval manuscripts to Roman streets with speakers from Helsinki, Brazil and Massachusetts! You can find out full details of speakers, topics and the venue for Autumn 2015 by clicking the link to the flyer. There’s tea, coffee, and biscuits served, so why not come along?

A15 CLAS Research Seminar Flyer