The Schools Committee
The Schools Committee responds to issues concerning the teaching and examining of classics subjects in schools, teacher training and the provision of PGCEs. It offers grants to schools and awards prizes to PGCE students. The Committee is also interested in developing electronic resources for educational purposes and for all those with an interest in the Roman world. See here for the current committee members.
Grants for Schools
Grants to schools are available to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman Studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics, but the Committee also makes awards to groups, museums and schools organising lectures or study days on Roman themes. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Latin are particularly welcome.
The annual budget is £18,000, and the usual level of award is £50 to £500. The Committee meets three times a year. Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Roman Society, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrive by 1 February, 1 July or 1 November in any year. There is no special application form, but applicants should provide information about the level of their departmental budget, the type of courses taught, and in the case of applications for books, a list of the books wanted with their prices.
For details of how to apply, see Grants for Schools.
The Committee also awards prizes for the best research paper submitted for the PGCE in Classics at King's College London, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sussex.
Details of previous winners are found here.
Roman History 31 BC – AD 117 (https://ancientromanhistory31-14.com/) is a free open-access website designed to support students and teachers of Roman history. The site covers key issues in the reigns of emperors in an approachable style, offering integrated links to primary literature, maps, art and coin images.
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