Monthly Archives: February 2014

Classical civilisation passes EBacc test – The letter pages and observations

Well done to Ken Pickering for getting the EBacc letter, signed by no less than 133 signatures, into The Sunday Times‘ letters page today (23Feb2014). The letter calls for the subject of Classical Civilisation to be included in the EBacc performance … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO THE EDUCATION SECRETARY, MR MICHAEL GOVE

Please support the letter, drafted by Ken Pickering and composed with the help and support of many in Classics education and research in the United Kingdom, calling for the recognition of Classical Civilisation within the new EBacc framework. You help … Continue reading

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Apollo of Gaza, or of anywhere, but not of eBay

A fisherman discovered a statue of Apollo in the sea, lifted it and got BusinessWeek to report on it. He then decided to sell it on eBay, and now Hamas has seized it. Now we are not even sure if it … Continue reading

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Gove: Professional Development for non-specialist teachers of Classics

3 February 2014 Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, speaks at the London Academy of Excellence about securing our children’s future. And I can announce today that their work will be complemented by Professor Christopher Pelling from Oxford University … Continue reading

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