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Faculty of Classics

Statue of sleeping demale figure


Libraries and museums across the world are filled with the remnants of the Greek and Roman past: objects, manuscripts, literary works, papyri, inscriptions… not to mention copious amounts of ink spilt on understanding them. But access to this classical past has not always been equal – and, in fact, a classical education was historically the preserve of the rich. So who owns the past?

Who should tell the histories, lives and worldviews of Greeks and Romans so long dead? Join our panel of experts as they discuss issues of ownership and belonging, and make the case for the continued relevancy of the Greek and Roman antiquity today.

Followed by drinks in the Cast Gallery.


Access information: G19

  • The room is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible.
  • There is an accessible toilet nearby. Please ask staff for directions.
  • For access enquiries, please email or call 01223 330402

Access information: Cast Gallery Drinks


Who: everyone

Booking: Essential

£££: Free

Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 - 18:00 to 20:00
Contact phone: 
01223 330402
Event location: 
Classics Faculty, room G19 (followed by drink in the Cast Gallery)

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