School workshops

As part of our package of support for schools, we offer a number of workshops that focus on different elements of the history, culture and literature of the ancient world. A list of example workshops can be found below but we are always happy to develop new workshops and talks to suit the needs of different schools.

The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh

Ancient Robots and Cyborgs workshop

'Monsters' in the Odyssey workshop

We have several enthusiastic postgraduate students who regularly volunteer with the Hub and can lead workshops for students (KS1 to KS5) on everything from women and gender in the ancient world, to Greek mythology and drama.  

In 2020, we are pleased to be launching a new workshop for schools, 'Power and Propaganda', led by Dr Richard Cole. This interactive, two-hour workshop will introduce students to examples of ancient and modern political power and propaganda, and ask what can be gained by comparing the two. Please read the workshop information sheet for more details: Power and Propaganda workshop (Office document, 554kB)

Previous workshops have included:

  • ‘Experiencing War in the Roman World’ (KS4-5). For more information, click here
  • ‘The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh’ (KS4-5). For more information, please read the Workshop Information Sheet (Office document, 661kB)
  • ‘Ancient Robots and Cyborgs’ (KS3-5)
  • ‘Homeric Monsters in the Odyssey’ (KS2-3)
  • ‘Roman Cookery’ (KS2-3)

We also have a number of academic staff who support the Hub and are happy to give talks to schools related to their subject specialism. Let us know your requirements, and we’ll see what we can do. 

Email to discuss ideas and dates for a workshop in your school. 

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School workshops

We offer a range of school talks and workshops for all key stages. We aim to be as flexible as possible, responding to school needs rather than offering a fixed package of workshops. To discuss how we can support your school in this way, please contact

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