Classics in Communities wins Vice Chancellor's Award

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Congratulations to the Classics in Communities Team

New for 2020, the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards celebrate high-quality education across the collegiate University - recognising new and innovative approaches to teaching.

We are proud to announce that the Classics in Communities research project, based in the Faculty of Classics and led by Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, is one of only five projects across the university recognised with a Vice-Chancellor’s Education Award this year.

Classics in Communities promotes and encourages the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek at primary and early secondary level in UK state schools. Bringing together primary, secondary, and HE level teachers; the project helps to create and develop sustainable networks of educators committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise. 

The judges commented:

"This was a very persuasive entry, which clearly demonstrates how workshops for school teachers have succeeded in developing skills in teaching Classics. It demonstrates a positive impact and the panel commend the research which allows for this impact to be tracked and monitored. Congratulations to the team on the successful collaboration between staff at Oxford, including colleagues within the Ashmolean Museum, and schools."

Congratulations to all project members:

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Research Fellow in Classics Education, Faculty of Classics 

Dr Mai Musie, Public Engagement Manager, Bodleian Libraries 

Emma SearleAdministrator and PhD student, Faculty of Classics

Clare Cory, Education Officer - Secondary and Young People, Ashmolean Museum

Dr Thomas Mannack, Reader in Classical Iconography, Faculty of Classics