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Postgate and Walbank Ancient History Teachers' Courses

08-06-2013 15:30

Ancient History Teachers' Courses

Ancient History is a fast-growing subject at GCSE, AS and A2 level in Britain. These two-day courses (which are a development from the teachers’ summer school run in Liverpool in August 2013) are  designed to support that expansion. 

They are intended primarily to support new or prospective teachers of ancient history - whether they are experienced Classics teachers, teachers of other periods of history, or teaching trainees; they will also be suitable for existing teachers of ancient history to support and develop their specialist subject knowledge.  The courses require no prior knowledge of Ancient History.  

The courses are supported by the University of Liverpool’s JP Postgate Fund, but it is a national collaboration between a number of university departments, initially:  Liverpool, Birkbeck College, Bristol and Newcastle universities – and with the additional support of Classics for All ( 

There are four courses currently planned: in Liverpool, London, Bristol, and Newcastle.  The cost of participation in the course is £160 including all sessions, lunch and refreshments, and extensive online and hard-copy resources packs.  Thanks to the generosity of the JP Postgate fund, however, there is also an extensive bursary scheme to cover these costs (and in some cases the costs of accommodation and travel) where schools are unable to do so. 

For more details of the courses (and of the feedback on last year’s course), and to register, go to  

Please pass on details of the courses to anyone you think might be interested and feel free to get in touch by writing to

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