The University of Wales Trinity St David views itself as a ‘connected university’, and that is certainly true with regard to the School of Classics.  Our lecturers hail not just from the UK, but also Greece, Sweden, Germany, and the USA.  We regularly travel through Europe and the Middle East for business and pleasure, and […]

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The School of Classics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been at the forefront of innovative pedagogies in Higher Education for several years now.  A variety of projects, from embedding employability in the curriculum through skills-related assessments to providing academic skills through one-to-one tuition, have transformed the learning and teaching landscape in […]

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All seven lecturers in the School of Classics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are research active and, come the Christmas and Summer vacations, are often to be found in museums and libraries, and on archaeological sites around the world, beavering away on research for conference papers, articles, and books.  Sometimes, though, this […]

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On the final day of the field-trip, we travelled out to Pireus, the port of ancient (and modern) Athens.  Our first stop was the Hellenic Maritime Museum, where we were able to see the Olympias, a faithful full-size recreation of an ancient Greek trireme. This went down particularly well with the third year Armies and […]

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For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the remains of a section of the ancient cemetery, the site contains the remains of the […]

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On the fourth day of the School of Classics field-trip we turned our attention from Archaic and Classical Athens to Roman Athens, and examined the changes made to the ancient city by Romans during the Republic and Principate. We passed through Hadrian’s Gate and into the precinct of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where Danielle […]

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For the third day of the School of Classics field-trip, we left Athens far behind, taking the Metro and two buses out to Thorikos and the Laurion silver mine.  The students explored the remains of the agora and the theatre, comparing them with the much grander ones of central Athens that we saw on Sunday […]

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On the second day of the School of Classics field-trip, we spent the morning northwest of the Acropolis in the Athenian Agora, and the afternoon in the National Archaeological Museum. We enjoyed presentations from second year students on monuments spanning the entirety of antiquity: the Altar of the Twelve Gods (522-1 BC, set up by […]

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Every year, the School of Classics runs a week-long field-trip to a city of ancient historical and archaeological significance.  The field-trip is an option for all second and third year undergraduates taking Classical Studies or Ancient History degrees, and is led by a team of lecturers.  Previous trips have taken in the Bay of Naples […]

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