Council of University Classical Departments | CUCD


Welcome to CUCD Bulletin, the forum for raising, reflecting on and debating issues of academic and professional significance for UK classics teachers (of all sorts – ECRs, PhD students, in-post academics, visiting lecturers, hourly-paid staff etc.)

The role of editor is currently undertaken by Dr Cressida Ryan and Dr Tom Nelson. They welcome pieces of various shapes – from short reports on pedagogical events / projects, through to longer, reflective articles. Recent issues have included obituaries celebrating the lives of late colleagues. Each number is crowned by the statistics on student numbers. Do contact Cressida or Tom if you would like to offer a piece or suggest a topic. Pieces are published throughout the year, building up to a publication ‘moment’ each winter. Please stay in touch on Twitter at @cucdbulletin.

Cressida Ryan

Dr Cressida Ryan

Previously I have been a school teacher and Classics outreach officer. I am presently teaching Greek in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University. I research language pedagogy, the reception of Sophocles in the Early Modern Period, and Early Modern Neo-Latin drama. @cressidaryan

Tom Nelson

Dr Tom Nelson

I’m a British Academy Postdoctoral Researcher at Oxford University. My research focuses on the poetics and politics of Greek poetry from the archaic period to the Hellenistic world, with a particular focus on the traces of poetic traditions beyond Ptolemaic Alexandria.  @Nellenist

Back issues: Bulletin 24 (1995) – Bulletin 48 (2019)

Bulletin 53 (2024)

Cressida Ryan, Sycamore Gap: some reflections

Matthew Fox, What is there of Interest to Classicists at the 60th Venice Biennale?

Bulletin 52 (2023)

Charlotte Roueché and Dorothy Thompson, Joyce Reynolds (1918-2022)

Victoria Leonard, CUCD EDI Pandemic Stories Report Launch Event

Gregory Hutchinson, Peter Parsons (1936-2022)

Peter Kruschwitz, Jane F. Gardner (1934-2023)

Philip Hardie, John Bramble (1944-2023)

Mair E. Lloyd and James Robson, A Survey of Beginners’ Latin Teaching in UK Classics Departments (2019)

John Rich, Wolf Liebeschuetz (1927-2022)

Anna P. Judson, Katharine Shields and Victoria Leonard, Wikipedia in Classics Education

Steven Hunt, Initial Teacher Education for Classics. England, 2023. The Current Position

Helen Lovatt, Chair’s Report 2023

Cora Beth Fraser and Laura Jenkinson-Brown, Creativity and Classics through #ClassicsTober

Bulletin 51 (2022)

Nicholas Lane, Roger Dawe

Adrian W. Moore, Michael Inwood

Matthew Fox, What is there of Interest to Classicists at the 59th Venice Biennale?

Boris Rankov, Amanda Claridge (1949-2022)

Maria Wyke, Barbara Borg, and Lin Foxhall, REF2021: Reflections from the Sub-Panel

P. J. Rhodes (1940-2021)

Perspectives on Classics

1. Introduction – Cressida Ryan

2. Classical Studies at the University of Lincoln – Graham Barrett

3. Teaching Latin ab initio at Lincoln: Reflections from a Post-1992 University – Michael Wuk

4. Ground-Up Change: A More Colorful Classics – London Classicists of Colour

5. Why must Classics diversify? –  Chloë Choong & Hannah Parker

6. Rethinking Gender in Antiquity: Why Transgender Studies matters for the Classics – Ky Merkley

7. Classics and educational policy – an update – Arlene Holmes-Henderson

8. Classics in Scottish State Schools – George Connor

9. The future of Classics – Will Gray

10. Classics and online tutoring – Helen McVeigh

11. Classics in UK Museums: the Classical Collections Network – Victoria Donnellan and Anna Reeve

12. Letter from America – Greg Woolf

Steven Hunt, Mind the Classics Gap. Current position of classical studies in English schools from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3. Challenges and solutions.

Helen Lovatt, Report on ICS/CUCD post-REF discussion and strategy event

A.J. Woodman, Ian Du Quesnay (1947-2022)

Bulletin 50 (2021)

Nicola Ernst, Julius Guthrie and Josh Littell, Pegasus Flies Onward

Steven Hunt and Arlene Holmes-Henderson, A level Classics poverty

Werner Eck, Anthony R. Birley (1937-2020)

Roland Meyer, E.J. (Ted) Kenney (1924-2019)

Abigail Buglass, Rhiannon Easterbrook, and Cressida Ryan, The Place of Languages in Classical Study and Research: discussion

Emma Woolerton, Neil Hopkinson (1957-2021)

Cora Beth Fraser,Introducing ‘Asterion’: a new initiative celebrating Neurodiversity in Classics

William Mack, Andrew Barker (1943-2021)

Barbara Goff, Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Jenny Messenger, and Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, Inclusive Classics Initiative. Report on ‘Towards a More Inclusive Classics II’ International Workshop organised by Professor Barbara Goff and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Alexandra Morris and Debby Sneed, interviewed by Cressida Ryan, Discussing the new brief guide to disability theory and terminology in the ancient world

2019-20 Statistics

Bulletin 49 (2020)

Steven Hunt, School Qualifications in Classical Subjects in the UK

Helen Lovatt, Emergency online teaching help and suggestions

Hardeep Singh Dhindsa, What Studying Classics Taught me about my Relationship with Western Civilisation

Eleanor Dickey, Jasper Griffin (1937-2019)

Helen Lovatt, Language (and other) assessments in the time of COVID-19

Carol Atack and Greg Gilles, Supporting graduates and precarious academics at the start of the Coronavirus crisis

Miguel Carvalho Abrantes, Why Study Classics?

Paula James, Laurie Wilson (1926-2020)

Cheryl Morgan, Queering the Classics

Stephen Mitchell and Paul Cartledge, Anton Powell (1947-2020)

Graham Shipley and Paul Millett, Duncan Cloud (1930-2020)

Barbara Goff and Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, Inclusive Classics Initiative

John Rich and Stephen Hodkinson, John Salmon (1942-2020)

Aimee Merrydew, The History UK Pandemic Pedagogy Initiative: An Introduction for Classicists

Bruce Gibson, Jonathan Foster (1938-2020)

Robin Barber, J.J. (Jim) Coulton (1940-2020)

Matthew Leigh, Miriam Griffin (1935-2018)