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Faculty of Classics


We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both parties. We are looking forward to their input and perspective to support our efforts to invest in intercultural dialogue and diversify the discipline and we hope this will encourage applications from Ghana in coordination with existing initiatives, look into mechanisms for widening access for African students, and develop greater awareness of the challenges African students face in applying and being admitted to Cambridge.  The research will be focused on the idea of political community in Plato, building on the common research interests of three Classicists in Ghana and scholars working in Greco-Roman Philosophy in Cambridge. The project will investigate Plato’s discussions of the nature and value of political community and consider whether and in what ways these discussions might offer useful reference points for modern community building both in Ghana and in the UK. 

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