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Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology


As a department that believes in the positive impact our disciplines can make, we are passionate about inspiring future generations and sharing our expertise in Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology with the wider world. Engaging with young people, teachers, partner organisations, and the wider community, we work across the South West and beyond to deliver a wide range of outreach programmes, activities, and events. These range from school or university-based talks for students to resource development and continuing professional development opportunities.

Resources for teachers

We are pleased to have developed a range of free high-quality resources, designed by academics in the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology, to support the teaching of classical and religious studies at all levels. In our commitment to making our resources as useful as possible, we welcome feedback and suggestions for future resource development by email to or


Devon and Cornwall Classics for All Network

In January 2021, we supported the charity Classics for All to establish a Devon and Cornwall network which seeks to bring classics to areas where there is currently no or low classics provision in schools or colleges. We share Classics for All’s vision that all young people deserve to experience the benefits and enjoyment of learning about the ancient world.

Led by Dr Mike Beer, the network has made huge strides since its launch, supporting over 45 schools to introduce or improve their classics provision, training over 130 teachers, and reaching over 3000 students. We continue to lend our advice and expertise to the Devon and Cornwall network to support work with schools and teachers in the region.

If you are interested in free training or support to introduce or strengthen the teaching of classical subjects at your school, please contact the Network Co-Ordinator, Dr Mike Beer.