Tuesday, 17 November 2009
D2K goes on tour!
This past week I have been traveling around the country talking to school children about the themes and questions raised in From Democrats to Kings. Last Tuesday, I was talking at the Beyond Words Literary Festival hosted by University College School in London - first to sixth formers about D2K and then to 12-14 year olds about the development of the theatre and myth. On Wednesday I headed for Nottingham to speak at the East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers 6th form Classics conference held at Nottingham Girls High School. I delivered a plenary lecture on D2K and then led two seminars in the afternoon with the students on the character of Alexander the Great. On Thursday I was back in London again talking to the North Collegiate London School, thinking about the role of Sicily as the petry dish of experimentation for Greek political thought. It has been a pleasure to engage with the thriving classics community of school students across the country - their responses were thoughtful and aware - both of the ancient world and the modern world around them.