Department of Greek & Latin


Teachers' Colloquium

UCL Department of Greek and Latin / British School at Athens. One-day course on fifth-century Athens for secondary school teachers

Department of Greek and Latin, UCL
19 February 2014

The course will provide an opportunity to anyone teaching subjects related to classical Greece (for GCSE, A-level or IB), be it for ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History, to brush up on the latest research on this topic in the fields of literature, history, archaeology and epigraphy. Experts from University College London and the British School at Athens will offer lectures and seminars on various aspects of fifth-century Athens, including hands-on activities. There will be the chance to speak to university lecturers informally during breaks.

Thanks to the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation attendance is free (including tea, coffee, light sandwich lunch), and the event is open to all teachers at secondary schools, PGCE students, and PhD students interested in a career in secondary school. Since spaces are limited, registration is required via EventBrite

For general enquiries please contact UCL Greek and Latin; for questions about the content of the event contact the Head of Department.

The venue will be Gordon House (the Department of Greek and Latin), Room 106. The street address of Gordon House is 29 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PP.

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9.30-10.15 am
•    Registration and Coffee
10.15-10.30 am
•    Welcome and Introduction
10.30-11.30 am
•    Robert Pitt (BSA) 'Athenian democratic spaces'
11.30-12.30 pm
•    Hans van Wees (UCL History) 'Athenian democracy and empire in context'
12.30-1.30 pm     
•    Lunch
1.30-2.30 pm
•    Chris Carey (UCL Greek and Latin) 'Athenian oratory in context'
2.30-3.30 pm
•    Rosa Andújar (UCL Greek and Latin) 'Tragedy and the polis'
3.30-4.00 pm
•    Tea / Coffee
4.00-5.30 pm
•    Robert Pitt (BSA) 'Epigraphy and the Athenian Empire'