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Conference presentations


I have presented papers on issues affecting Classics teaching and learning at conferences internationally. These have included:


Can We Preserve Ancient Languages?

Classical Wisdom online seminar (January 11th)

Trends and innovations in UK Classics. Keynote:

Australian Classical Association Conference, Sydney, Australia (February 22nd-24th)

Classical Association Annual Conference, Cambridge: panel convenor for Reading and ICT panels:

Classical Association, Cambridge (April 21st-23rd)

Delphi Forum, Greek Languages Conference, Delphi, Greece:

Delphi Forum (April 27th-28th)

Making Digital History Reading Classics Online Conference:

University of Lincoln (May 15th)

Developments in Ancient Language Pedagogy Conference:

University of Reading (May 19th) 

Contextual clues for reading support with intermediate students of Latin:

Institute of the American Classical League, Washington University, St Louis, USA (June 29th-July 1st)

Primary Ancient Languages: Ofsted and Latin. 

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (28th September)

Active Latin and Greek Conference: Story-building: the why and the how

Haileybury School (21st September).


Ancient History Conference - Harrow School

Harrow School Teachers' Conference on teaching Ancient History. January 30. A comparative study of different countries' examinations for Ancient History.

Classical Teachers' Conference, Sydney, Australia

February 14, Harbour View Hotel, North Sydney. 'Latin Reading-comprehension: why the story matters.'

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick

March 22-24 Chairing a panel on Introducing Classics in urban and diverse settings. 3 West Midlands schools. Saturday 23 March. University of Warwick. Here.

Delphi Economic Forum

April 10-14, Delphi and Athens, Greece. Here. Spoke on how learning ancient Greek is changing methodologies and how it can contribute to a better society.

Clenardus Classics Conference, Portugal

May 1-4 , Porto, Portugal. Here.

Ontario Student Classical Conference

May 9-11.

Hands-Up Conference

June 22. Museum of London. Subject TBC.

Institute of the American Classical League, Tucson, Arizona

June 27-29. Tucson, Arizona. Here.

Euroclassica (Italy)

25-28 August, Frascati, Italy.


Classical Association of South Africa

19-20 September, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Keynote speaker.

Medical conference in Athens

2 October. TBC


Latin & Greek in Primary Schools

University of Ghent, Belgium (December) [Classics at Primary School book launch]

'Reading to learn how to read': some new and not-so-new practices.

Harris Federation ITE Annual Conference (October)

Keynote: Active Latin in the Classroom: 'Ten reasons to try Active Latin.' 

Harrow School, UK  (September)

Big Latin and Little Latin in the UK

Randolph-Macon College, W Virginia, USA (online) (March)

Monsters in the Classroom

International conference on Latin and Greek in Primary Schools (conference organizer) (January)



Reading Latin - what we do and what we should do



Getting Classics into Schools - a multi-partnered approach

Clenardus Conference, Portugal (June)


Really Reading Latin

American Classical League Institute, Charleston (postponed) (June)

Improving learners' vocabulary through teaching about receptions of mythology

Classical Association Annual Conference, Swansea (postponed) (April)


Museums without worksheets with Benjamin Joffe


University Outreach and Classics - the UK model roundtable

at the ACL in New York


What is the Latin that we teach? Who is it for?

Keynote speech at the Euroclassica Conference, London, August 2018.

Latin is Alive. The need for the inclusion of more communicative approaches in the Latin classroom

Paper presented as part of a panel with Mair Lloyd, Clive Letchford (Warwick) and Laura Manning (Kentucky), along with a demonstration workshop, at the Classical Association Annual Conference, Leicester.


Fantasy, Computer Games and Latin. A teenager on the autistic spectrum talks about his worlds.

Teaching Students with Anxiety Conference, University of London.

The reading method is Comprehensible Input

American Classical League Institute, Grand Rapids.

University Outreach for Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury

Differentiation, inter-cultural awareness and literacy; Latin for all

Classical Association of Australia, Sydney


Growing Classics in state schools. Initiatives to increase opportunities for Classics teacher training in response to government policy 2013-4

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Bristol

Developments in Classical education in the UK, 2010 to the present

Classical Association of South Africa Biennial Conference, Potchefstroom

Organised the Classics in Communities conference, Cambridge


Gove’s Classicists

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh


Teaching controversial subjects in the secondary school

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Nottingham

Digital technology in the Classics classroom

i-Greek and e-Latin Conference for the Open University, London


The North Norfolk Latin Cluster Project: a case study

Classics in Communities Conference, Oxford University

The impact of the higher fees regime on applicants for teacher training in Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Reading


The experiences of the GTP teacher trainees in Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Exeter


Rhapsody in Classics: pulling the pieces together

at the Classics in Comprehensives conference, Oxford

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