Workshop: Neil Speirs, The Hidden Curriculum

Wednesday 8th June, 1-2pm online via Zoom     In this one-hour workshop Neil Speirs, Widening Participation Manager at the University of Edinburgh, will be talking to us about his research into and experiences of ‘the Hidden Curriculum’ and classism on campus. Join us for a discussion of critical pedagogy – all welcome!      The hidden curriculum – READ MORE

“I Still See the Elitism”. Classical Languages and the Language of Class at Liverpool

by Marco Perale At the University of Liverpool, no prior knowledge of either Greek or Latin is required to study Classics, Classical Studies, or Ancient History. Unlike some other institutions in the UK, we give students the possibility to start from scratch, that is from the alphabet in Greek and from really basic sentences in READ MORE

Network for Working-Class Classicists: Launch Event

All are welcome to attend the launch event of the Network for Working-Class Classicists.  Wednesday 8th December 2.30-4.30pm, online via Zoom. The Network for Working-Class Classicists supports people who identify as working class and who are studying, working or interested in Classics broadly conceived. The focus of the Network is on mutual encouragement and practical READ MORE

If Class Were a Protected Characteristic

by Lilah Grace Canevaro, Mirko Canevaro, Henry Stead, Eris Williams-Reed The CUCD Equality and Diversity Report published in 2020 offered a valuable insight into the ‘current state of the discipline’ and has since prompted some productive actions across the UK and beyond. At the outset, the report indicated that its analysis focused on gender and READ MORE

Working-Class Classics: Myths, Stories and Experiences

Lilah Grace Canevaro and Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh ‘Working-Class Classics: A Conversation’ took place on Thursday 22nd April. The event featured 10 speakers and was attended by over 60 people. The presentations were impassioned, the discussion equally so, and the sharing of war stories had a powerful impact. We heard from undergraduates, postgraduates, postdocs and READ MORE

Classics and the Unprotected Characteristic: Towards a Network of Working-Class Classicists

Lilah Grace Canevaro and Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh Class is not listed as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. Class is not necessarily visible, and it is not always talked about. But class plays a crucial role in both access to university and the university experience. The class divide is particularly evident READ MORE