Events

‘Pandemic pivoting and online outreach’, Society for Classical Studies annual conference, San Francisco (January 2022)

‘Crisis and transformation in the study of antiquity today’, Complutense University of Madrid, Europaeum Classics Colloquium (November 2021) Invited Speaker

‘Supporting and extending Classical Language education in UK classrooms: the Classics in Communities project’, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education, Online (November 2021) Keynote Speaker

‘Knowledge exchange in UK Classics’, Inclusive Classics conference, Online (July 2021) Invited speaker

‘How does research influence educational policy?’ University of Oxford Department of Education (June 2021) Invited Speaker

‘Liminal spaces and why they’re interesting’, Notting Hill and Ealing High School (June 2021) Keynote Speaker (at inaugural Classics dinner)

‘Powerful protest: how does language enhance activism?’, Sussex Festival of Ideas (June 2021) Event organiser and panel host

‘Classics, critical skills and employability’, HMC Schools’ Conference, Cathedral School Llandaff (June 2021) Keynote Speaker

‘Where can a degree in Classics take you?’, University of Roehampton (June 2021) Invited Speaker

‘Preparing for your first CA conference as a teacher: top tips for writing an abstract and presenting your paper’, Classical Association CPD event (June 2021) Event organiser and chair

‘Classics poverty: the unequal access to Classical subjects in schools in England’, Gramschi Research Network Conference, Newcastle University (June 2021) Invited Speaker

‘Rhetoric in the high school curriculum: strategic thinking across Europe’, Rhetoric in Society Conference, University of Tubingen (May 2021) Panel convener and chair

‘Collaboration in UK Classics education: reflecting on ambitions and realities’, Classics research seminar, University of Reading, Online (May 2021) Invited Speaker

‘What if we taught classical languages in place of modern languages in primary and/or secondary schools?’, Language Acts and Worldmaking conference, King’s College London, Online (April 2021)

‘Who has access to Classics in UK schools?’, Classical Association annual conference, Online (April 2021) Invited speaker

‘Teaching Latin remotely – reflections from the UK’, Cornell University Classics Society, Online (April 2021) Invited speaker

‘Classical rhetoric in Scottish classrooms: an opportunity to cultivate responsible citizenship?’, Classical Association of Scotland (Edinburgh and South East centre), University of Edinburgh (April 2021) Invited speaker

‘How to win an argument’, Elthorne Park School, Online (March 2021) Invited speaker

‘Responsible citizenship in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence’, Speaking Citizens Research Seminar, University of Sussex, Online (March 2021)

‘Classics in schools: access, advocacy and activism?’, Cambridge Classical Association Spring lecture, University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics (March 2021) Invited speaker

‘Citizenship education policy and oracy’, University of Cambridge CEDiR research seminar, Faculty of Education, Online (February 2021)

‘Policy, Practice and the Pandemic: Teaching Classical Languages in the UK’, Teaching Classical Languages in the 21st Century – Vitae Discimus international conference, Tbilisi State University, Georgia, Online (February 2021)

‘Academic Research and Policy Making’, invited to speak to participants on the AHRC Engaging with Government course, Institute for Government, Online (February 2021) Invited Speaker

‘Classical rhetoric and democratic education in Scotland’, University of Edinburgh research seminar, Online (February 2021)

‘Classics and careers’, University of Oxford Classics Society, Online (February 2021)

‘Classics and critical skills’, Runshaw College Classics Masterclass, Online (February 2021)

‘Postgraduate study in Classical subjects as preparation for teaching and other careers’, MA Development Day, King’s College London, Online (December 2020) Invited Speaker

‘Crossing the boundary from research to curriculum policy: Classics education and Covid-19’, Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality international conference, Bar-Ilan University Israel, Online (December 2020)

‘Research Spotlight: Classics and careers’, Cambridge University Classics Society, Online (November 2020) Invited speaker

‘What can a Classicist contribute to the Environmental Humanities?’, University of Sussex, Online (October 2020)

‘Citizenship education policy and oracy’, University of Sussex, Online (October 2020)

‘What can the UK learn from Victoria (Australia) with regard to oracy in the curriculum?’, Oracy APPG international experts’ parliamentary evidence session with Emma Hardy MP (September 2020) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=viF7UkApnNo

‘Communication skills 101: an analysis of Scotland’s response to Covid-19’, Caledonian Society of Hawaii, Online, Keynote speaker (September 2020)

‘What to do with a Classics degree?’, Academus Education Summer School, Online, Keynote speaker (August 2020)

‘Introducing Ancient History in schools’, Classical Association Virtual CPD Day, Keynote Speaker (July 2020) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=avbEROlFaIY

‘University support for teachers of Classics during Covid-19’, Classics for all Teachmeet Cambridge (June 2020)

[POSTPONED] ‘There’s more to Classics than Homer! A showcase of curricular treasures’, Teaching and Learning Leeds, Grammar School at Leeds

[POSTPONED] ‘Celebrating the revival of Classics in schools’, Cambridgeshire Festival of Education, Cambridge

[POSTPONED] ‘Classics and social justice: a comparative education project in the UK and South Africa’, Focus on Research in Africa, Africa-Oxford Initiative, Pembroke College, Oxford, Keynote speaker

[POSTPONED] ‘What if we taught classical languages in place of modern languages in primary and/or secondary schools?’, Language Acts and Worldmaking conference, King’s College London

[POSTPONED] ‘Classical myth and oracy: promoting Classics to English teachers’, Classical Association conference, University of Swansea

[POSTPONED] ‘Who has access to Classics in schools today?’, Classical Association conference, University of Swansea

[POSTPONED] ‘Roman rhetoric: discovering the origins of oracy and critical literacy’, the Great Oracy Exhibition, School 21, Stratford

[POSTPONED] ‘Teaching critical literacy via Classical rhetoric’, Annual Latin Spelling Bee, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

National Classics Competition for students aged 11 to 19, ‘Which three characters from the Ancient world would you invite to a party and why?’, AKS Lytham, Lytham St Annes (7th March 2020) Judge

‘Classical connections: enriching English teaching with help from the Greeks and Romans’, TM English Icons, Sheffield (February 2020) Keynote speaker

‘Focus on effective questioning in bi-lingual classrooms’, Ministerio de educacion y formacion professional, Madrid (January 2020) Keynote speaker

‘Classical rhetoric as equipment for living in 21st century education’, Rhetoric in Society conference, University of Ghent, Belgium (September 2019)

‘Politics of the Late Republic’, ACE Teachers’ Summer School in Classical Civilisation, King’s College London (July 2019)

‘Overview of GCSE , AS and A Level Classical Civilisation specifications’, ACE Teachers’ Summer School in Classical Civilisation, King’s College London (July 2019)

‘Classical connections: enriching English teaching with help from the Greeks and Romans’, Team English National Conference, Peterborough (July 2019)

‘Does Latin influence literacy skills? If so, how much?’, American Classical League Summer Institute, New York (June 2019)

‘An overview of the achievements of the Classics in Communities project’, Forward with Classics book launch, University of Oxford (March 2019)

‘What Classics can do for you’, ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong (February 2019)

‘Insights into the possible successes of Modern Languages and Classics working together’, Independent Schools Modern Languages Association Conference, Cheadle Hulme School (February 2019) Keynote speaker

‘Operation #TeachClassics: sharing successful strategies from the UK for boosting Classics teaching in high schools’, Society for Classical Studies Conference, San Diego (January 2019)

‘Classics in Ireland and beyond’, Classical Association of Ireland Teachers’ Conference, Mullingar, Ireland (October 2018) Keynote speaker

‘Exploring historical significance through coins’, Historical Association conference, Stratford-upon-Avon (May 2018)

‘Latin: a bridge between language learning and improved literacy?’, Language Education Across Borders conference, University of Graz, Austria (December 2017)

‘Introducing Latin at KS2’, Herts for Learning Primary Language Leaders conference, Stevenage (December 2017) Keynote speaker

‘What impact does learning Latin have on children’s cognitive development?’, American Council of Foreign Languages Teachers conference, Nashville, Tennessee (November 2017)

‘Discover Latin’, Scottish Association of Language Teachers Conference, Shawlands Academy, Glasgow (November 2017)

‘Classics in UK schools: the dawn of a new era?’, Classics symposium, Brown University, Rhode Island (October 2017)

‘Reinventing the Classics in the UK with the help of educational policy’, Harvard University (October 2017)

‘Teaching Latin as L3 in Scotland’, Scottish National Centre for Languages 1+2 summer school for regional language leaders, University of Strathclyde (July 2017)

‘Classics education and 21st century skills’, Classics Symposium, Redborne School, Bedfordshire (July 2017)

‘An overview of Classics education policy and assessment considerations in four nations of the UK’, Advocating Classics Education project launch, King’s College London (July 2017)

‘Learning lessons from the past: cultivating cultural literacy through Classics’, Cultural Literacy in Europe conference, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (May 2017)

‘Classics education in UK schools – policy, progress and proposals’, „Natales Grate Numeras?“ conference, University of Zadar, Croatia (April 2017)

‘What impact does learning Latin have on children’s cognitive development?’, ResearchED, Oxford (April 2017)

‘Reinventing the Classics: teaching Latin and Ancient Greek at KS2’, Association for Language Learning ‘Language World’ conference, University of Nottingham (March 2017)

‘Classical rhetoric in contemporary classrooms: an opportunity to develop responsible citizenship?’, Network for Oratory and Politics, University of Glasgow (November 2016) Keynote speaker

‘Classical rhetoric and responsible citizenship: boosting oracy through Latin’, Keynote to Scottish Council of Independent Schools conference, Perth (November 2016) Keynote speaker

‘Oracy, rhetoric and critical skills’, Oracy across the curriculum conference, London (September 2016) Keynote speaker

‘What impact does learning Latin have on children’s cognitive development?’, British Educational Research Association Conference, Leeds (September 2016)

‘Widening access to Classics through Classical Civilisation and Ancient History: the ‘FORTGRIT’ project’, OCR Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Oxford (June 2016) Keynote speaker

‘Boosting engagement in Latin lessons: secrets of success’, Prince’s Teaching Institute, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (June 2016)

‘Which languages should the children of Britain learn?’, British Curriculum Foundation launch event, London (June 2016)

‘Why teach rhetoric?’, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, Cambridge (June 2016)

‘Classical Greek Language in schools: an update on policy and practice’, Hellenic Centre, London (June 2016)

‘Bringing Latin to life! Interactive teaching and learning in Latin classrooms’, University of Washington in the High School, Seattle (May 2016, invited speaker)

‘Supporting and extending Classical Language education in UK classrooms: the Classics in Communities project’, Classical Association of Canada conference, Quebec City (May 2016) Keynote speaker

‘Online, distance and blended learning in Classics education’,UC Leuven Limberg, Belgium (May 2016, invited speaker)

‘What impact does learning Latin have on children’s cognitive development?’, Classical Association Conference, University of Edinburgh (April 2016)

‘Classical education in the UK: boom or bust?’, 147th Society for Classical Studies Conference, San Francisco (January 2016)

‘Classics in Communities: research design and aims’, Access to Classics in Schools and Communities: two years on, University of Cambridge (September 2015)

‘The impact of the Classics in Communities project – school/FE/HE collaboration, teacher training, research and (interim) results’, Classical Association of South Africa conference, North-West University, Potchefstroom (July 2015)

‘The Classics in Communities project: interim results’, Classical Association of the UK conference, University of Bristol (April 2015)

‘The revitalisation of Scots and Gaelic: “national” language planning in a regional context’, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu (February 2015)

‘Bringing Classical languages to life through reading competitions’, Fabula Agitur conference, University of Grenoble, France (January 2015)

‘Indigenous language education policy: what can Scotland learn from Hawaii?’, International Small Island Studies Association conference, University of Penghu, Taiwan  (October 2014)

‘Classical education in UK and New Zealand schools: an international revival?’, Athens to Aotearoa conference, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand (September 2014)

‘Rhetoric for democratic deliberation: a response to four common criticisms’, Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network, University of York (May 2014, invited speaker)

‘Creating a broad and balanced curriculum while cultivating critical learners – an overview of 3-18 curriculum reform in Scotland’, Presentation to Victoria Department for Education and Early Childhood Development, Melbourne (February 2014) Keynote speaker

‘The study of Classics in the UK – boom or bust?’, Guest lecturer at Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University at Long Beach (September 2013), University of Melbourne (February 2014) and University of Sydney/Pymble Ladies’ College (March 2014) Keynote speaker at all

‘Culture based education and rigorous assessment: are they irreconcilable?’, University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty Lecture (open to public) (October 2013)

‘Educational research and the Classics’, Making an impact with your PhD, Glasgow University (February 2013)

‘Defending rhetoric on the school curriculum’, Life Beyond the PhD conference, Windsor (August 2012)

‘Getting started with GCSE Greek’, Scottish National Good Practice Conference in Classics, Glasgow (May 2011)

‘Increasing Motivation in Latin literature lessons using SMART technology’, Scottish Learning Festival, Glasgow (September 2009)

‘Ensuring the future of Scotland’s Classical Tradition: the schoolteachers’ crusade’, Classical Association Conference, Glasgow (April 2009)

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