Talks

We provide general interest talks about the ancient world, as well as those linked to GCSE and A Level specifications for Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin and Greek. Our dedicated outreach team also run interactive workshops for KS2/3 topics on Greeks and Romans, and we can provide a range of school/Trust CPD sessions on literacy and ancient languages through the Newcastle Classics for All network.

Ancient History

Ancient Persia

Greeks and non-Greeks

Periclean Athens

Sparta

Alexander the Great

Cleopatra

Foundations of Rome

Hannibal

Workshop: Numismatics
What useful information can we gather from ancient Greek and/or Roman coins – and how do we ‘read’ them?

Fall of the Roman Republic

Julio-Claudian Emperors

Workshop: Inscriptions
What can inscriptions tell us about life in the ancient world? How should we use them as evidence?

Classical Civilisation

Greek and Roman Gods

Afterlife and Underworld

Homeric Epic

Greek Theatre

Classical Reception

Roman Epic

Ancient Medicine

Invention of the Barbarian

Age of Augustus

Latin Love Poetry

Life in Roman Britain

Workshop: Greek Art
Skills-based training session on using visual and material evidence, focusing on either sculpture (free standing/architectural) or vase-painting.

Ancient Languages

Latin Set Texts

We can tailor sessions to your level and chosen set texts – especially Catullus, Cicero, Tacitus, Ovid, and Virgil.

Greek Set Texts

We can also accommodate Greek set texts across all levels – including Euripides, Herodotus, Homeric epic, Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides.

Getting Started with Greek!
Can you decode a mysterious ancient message? This workshop introduces the basics of the Greek alphabet and practices some simple vocabulary – perfect as an enrichment activity to Ancient Greece topics at KS2/3. This workshop can also be delivered as part of a Classics for All CPD session on using ancient languages for literacy.

Getting Started with Latin!
Thinking of introducing Latin at your school? This workshop explores common English words which come from Latin – how many will you already know? It also introduces pupils to reading and translating a short Latin story. This workshop can also be delivered as part of a Classics for All CPD session on using ancient languages for literacy.