A colossal polystyrene statue of Hercules by contemporary artist Matt Derbyshire will be the star exhibit in a new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum exploring the story of classical art.
This conference aims to bring together all those interested in the teaching and learning of Latin and Greek in schools, colleges, universities and communities in the UK and around the world. Building on the success of the first ‘Classics in Communities’ conference in Oxford in November 2013, the themes of this year’s conference will include: widening access to Classical languages; emerging practices in Classics pedagogies; improving community cohesion through Classics; the cross-curricular value of Classical languages and the appeal/merits of non-linguistic Classics. Keynote speakers will be Tim Whitmarsh, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and Tom Holland, celebrated British novelist and ancient historian.
Applications are welcome for a Professorship of Comparative Philology from 01 October 2016.