The Study of Classics in UK Schools and Universities – Boom or Bust?

Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 5:30 pm
Old Arts, Theatre B, The University of Melbourne

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

This lecture will outline the current state of Classical education in the UK and will highlight areas of both growth and decline. At a time when funding for Classics in schools and universities is being scaled back, what is the prognosis for the study of Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient history? Can, and should, they survive? Dr Holmes-Henderson presents a report from the front line.

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson is a Churchill Fellow from the UK. A Classicist with degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge universities, she is closely involved with Classical education policy and practice in both Scotland and England. She is currently conducting research into language education and critical literacy in New Zealand and Australia, sponsored by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in London.

This free public lecture is sponsored by the Classical Association of Victoria and The University of Melbourne’s School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS).

The lecture is free but registration is requiredDownload the flyer.