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Faculty of Classics


In 2023, the Faculty of Classics produced five brief movies, ‘Classics Shorts with Mary Beard’, all available on YouTube, that offer a classical perspective on contemporary issues. The episodes cover ‘Free Speech: What is it all about?’, ‘Why is drama important?’, ‘How do you want to be seen?’, ‘How do you change someone’s mind?’, and ‘Do we need heroes?’. Each movie comes with associated teaching guides, which are freely accessible to teachers and learners.

In order to facilitate the pedagogical use of these materials, the Faculty is organising a CPD event for teachers here in Cambridge on 20 July 2024- and we'd love for you to join us!

Who is the event for? 

All teachers and trainee teachers are welcome to attend. We will be prioritising teachers from state schools with a minimum number of state school teacher tickets, but for the remainder of the tickets teachers from any/all school types are warmly invited to attend. 

"What if I don't teach a classical subject?" That is not a problem! One of the main reasons that we created our films is their use in the non-classics classroom, so whether you teach anything from English or History, to PSHE you are most welcome. 


For more information and tickets please see our Event Page


Saturday, 20 July, 2024 - 10:00 to 18:00
Contact name: 
Molly Willett
Event location: 
Faculty of Classics

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