Exploring Classics

brasenose filming

The classics media team at work.

The outreach team is delighted to be launching the first two episodes of Exploring Classics - a film series created by students here at Oxford.

The aim of the series is to highlight the breadth of Classics and all of the joint honours courses, modules, lecture series, resources and materials available in Oxford.

Future episodes will appear in the outreach section of the website as well as on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


In this first episode of Exploring Classics at Oxford, philosophy tutor Simon Shogry and Classics student Alec Watson discuss what philosophy is and why it is so interesting to study.

Classics and English student Lottie Page and doctoral candidate, tutor and APGRD archivist-administrator Claire Barnes introduce the field of classical reception and explain how reception exemplifies that classics is still relevant today.

Future films are planned on the following topics:

  • Ancient History (beyond Greece and Rome)
  • Ancient Languages (beyond Latin and Greek)
  • Art 
  • Byzantium/late antiquity
  • Coinage
  • Critical Approaches to Classics
  • Papyrology
  • Philology