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

Book review: The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged

Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison 2019, Policy Press (Bristol University Press) Friedman and Laurison shift the debate from ‘getting in’ to ‘getting on’. They show that our class origins don’t just disappear the minute we enter the workplace. Class origins are ‘sticky’, and the playing field never really levels. There is a 16% class pay READ MORE