In this section you will find useful resources and downloads as well as information on funding and events.
The Classical Association Teaching Board (CATB) was established in 2015. It supports teachers of classical subjects and ancient history at all levels; it offers INSET days, supporting materials and other CPD. The CATB works closely with examination boards and other subject associations.The CATB builds on the work of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) which was founded in 1963 and merged with the Classical Association in 2015.
Get in touch
The CA has a special board of advisors specifically charged with matters of concern to Classics teaching in the UK. If you would like to make the Teaching Board aware of an issue, please contact the Office.
See here for advice on introducing Classics into schools, as well as a range of useful teaching resources.
The CA has a long tradition of supporting the study of classical topics in UK schools, by funding activities such as Greek and Roman days, visiting speakers and Greek and Latin reading competitions. See here for further details.
On this page you will find information about a range of events for teachers and students, including Open Days and Taster Days, CPD events and competitions for schools.
Classical Association Teaching Awards
The Classical Association Teaching Awards aim to recognise outstanding teaching and/or innovative pre-university education initiatives. Up to five prizes of £500 each will be awarded annually to individuals or school/college-based projects whose work is felt to have had a significant and positive impact on the teaching of Classics in the UK.
Euroclassica is the European non-profit association of teachers of classical languages and civilisations. Find out more here.
You can follow Euroclassica on Twitter at @Euroclassica, and read the latest newsletter here.
Open Letter to the DfE on ITT bursaries
What Have The Classics Ever Done For Me?
What Have The Classics Ever Done For Me? is a short video produced by Communicator Limited and sponsored by the Classical Association, the Cambridge School Classics Project, and the Roman and Hellenic societies. It is aimed at anyone concerned that Classics-related subjects are of limited value in terms of a career.
To counter this, six well-rounded and successful individuals from the City, computer-gaming, overseas development, journalism and library engagement, were invited to speak about how studying Classics at different levels has not only benefited them throughout their careers, but it has also enabled them to have more fulfilling lives as a result.
Initial reactions to the video have been very positive. Here are some of the comments received by Communicator Limited:
Wow! That was brilliant! From her initial remarks, she’s doing it in Y9! Thanks!
The video did bring lots together for me. If I’m honest, I did struggle to see the application of the subject and the video did clarify a direction. I have no idea what the subject is about, but respect people for studying it.
My niece’s husband did a Masters at Exeter in Classics. He became a coal broker/trader in the City. Therefore I wanted to understand the leap he made between the two!
I have a friend who has a PhD in Ancient History. Naturally, he is now an Equity Researcher!
Classical Conversations: Oxford Classics in Your Classroom
- A free 30-minute virtual conversation with one of the Oxford Classics academics
- Choose a Classical topic of your choice
Contact [email protected] to discuss your requirements and make a booking.
University of Roehampton: Taster session for A Level students
The University of Roehampton offers a taster session for students in Years 12 and 13 on the topic of ‘Killing Caesar, and how history remembers his assassin’ given by Dr Kathryn Tempest.
You can register to access the recording here.
The video on ‘The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar’, mentioned by Kathryn in the taster session, can be found here.