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School pupils enjoy a visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Cambridge is committed to bringing the study of Greek and Latin to a yet wider and more diverse range of students. We need a properly funded access and outreach programme to achieve our aim of widening participation, and ensuring gender and race equality. For the discipline to continue to flourish and inspire in the 21st century we need to ensure that the new generation of classicists come from ever more diverse geographical, ethnic and educational backgrounds. 

We want to build on and expand the excellent work done to date, building links with schools attracted into Classics by the Cambridge Schools Classics Projects, and encouraging schools that do not yet offer classical subjects in sixth form.

  • A gift of £320k will fund an Access and Outreach Officer for 5 years

The Cambridge Latin Course has revolutionised how Latin is taught in schools and the range of students to whom Latin is accessible. The ‘Green and Yellow’ Greek and Latin Classics series and Ingo Gildenhard’s Open Access on-line commentaries have turned reading school and university examination texts into an exciting interpretative adventure.


Latest news

New gift to further support Joyce Reynolds Awards

15 June 2021

The Faculty is enormously grateful to Karen and Peter Ventress for their generous gift to further support our efforts to encourage more diversity among students studying Classics at Cambridge. Karen and Peter have made a gift of £40k to fund a further studentship under the banner of the Joyce Reynolds Awards . The Awards...

Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology

14 June 2021

The Board of Electors to the Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology invite applications from those whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/...

It is with immense sadness that the Faculty reports that Elizabeth (Lisa) French passed away yesterday in Cambridge, 10 June 2021. She was 90.

11 June 2021

Lisa read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge (1949-1952). In 1961 she was awarded her doctorate from University College London on The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines . She became a leading expert of Mycenaean pottery and figurines, forging a distinguished career in the archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean...

Student led teaching awards 2021

24 May 2021

The Faculty is proud to announce that Torsten Meissner and Mark Darling have been recognised for the excellence of their teaching by the Student Union in this year's Student-Led Teaching Awards. Dr Meissner has won the second prize (Highly Commended) in the category "Lecturer". Dr Darling has won the second prize (Highly...