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Event Date: Saturday 24th February 2024, 10:30-18:00

Where: Online

Programme: Here

Booking link: Here

Community in our Classrooms

The CSCP conference – now named "The Forum" – returns on Saturday 24th February 2024. The event will be hosted online so we can continue to offer everyone free and equal access, no matter where in the UK or the rest of the world you happen to be. 

The programme this year emphasises the theme of the "Community in our Classrooms". It aims to address new research in adaptive and inclusive teaching practices, and ways of making the classroom a safe space for students to bring the modern world into conversation with the ancient. 

The full programme can be viewed here. Please note that some papers are still awaiting session abstracts.

How to Book

The conference is free to attend and open to everyone around the world. Simply follow the link below to reserve your place.

Recordings will be made available after the event, but do keep in mind that signing up is necessary to secure VIP access to recorded sessions when the event ends. 

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Schedule Highlights

CLC workshop

Bring all your questions about the CLC and come prepared to share your own teaching practices! This workshop will give you some strategies for using the first two books of the new edition, and will show how the Latin stories can be taught in conjunction with the new digital materials available on MyCLC. CSCP's Lisa Hay and Mair Lloyd will chair the session and share all you could want to know about approaching the Latin, stories, cultural background, grammar and vocabulary. 

Practical advice for the classroom 

Want to maximise impact and minimise workload when giving GSCE mock exam feedback? Or perhaps you want to learn about innovative summer packs to help students bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level?

How can Classic Tales help improve literary in Year 9? How can mythology help us address complex issues in the modern world? How best to engage impatient sixth formers in the study of ancient texts? And what's the difference between reading and translating Latin?

Sign up to find out.

Classics Quiz

Our online Classics quiz returns! Join us for an hour of trivia. The winner and runner up will receive a prize. (Fancy dress, as is tradition, is warmly encouraged!)

Keynote Session


Reimagining sacred springs and empire: Aquae Sulis for the 21st century

Dr Eleri Cousins

Ever since the first discoveries of temple sculpture in the 18th century, the remains of Aquae Sulis and its great sanctuary to Sulis Minerva have inspired stories about the Roman town of Bath, and the connections we, from the Georgians onwards, have felt to the people who worshipped and bathed at Sulis Minerva’s hot springs almost 2000 years ago. But how much do we really know about the place of Bath in Roman Britain? What sort of goddess was Sulis Minerva, and why did people come to this sanctuary of hers on the edges of the Roman world? In this keynote lecture, I explore how new research is changing our understanding of how and why the hot springs were sacred to the Romans, what may have driven the foundation of the sanctuary in the 1st century AD, and what this might mean for the story of Togidubnus and Aquae Sulis in the CLC.

Dr Eleri Cousins is a Roman archaeologist and Lecturer in Roman History at Lancaster University, where her students studying Roman Britain often have strong and fond memories of Togidubnus in the CLC. Her research focuses on the role played by religion and ritual in the societies of the Roman empire. Her first book, The Sanctuary at Bath in the Roman Empire (CUP, 2020), explored how Georgian and Victorian responses to Roman Bath have shaped modern understandings of the site, and re-examined our evidence for Aquae Sulis to tell a new story of the entanglement of the sanctuary with Roman imperialism, the role of the hot springs in the lives of worshipers, and Bath's place within the wider world of the western Roman Empire.

Image credit: GuidoB; license: CC BY-SA 3.0; adapted by CSCP.