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An event hosted collaboratively between the Institute of Classical Studies and Manchester Centre for Youth Studies

At Manchester Metropolitan University

This one day informal workshop aims to share and discuss public engagement and policy work projects and plans within the fields of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Ancient World Studies more broadly. We would like to hear from colleagues who have worked with and/or for young people (0-25 years) in areas of education, community, care, and policy. Themes and topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Co-producing projects with young people; 
  • Community work to support and engage young people; 
  • Theatre and performance with young people; 
  • Work towards shaping education policy; 
  • Work with PRUs and marginalised or excluded young people; 
  • Projects with care-leavers; 
  • Work with young people with disabilities; 
  • Projects for and with LGBTQ+ Youth projects; 
  • Projects supporting and involving young people from BAME and/or less privileged backgrounds; 
  • Work with young refugees; 
  • Projects around young people's mental health and wellbeing.

There will also be time allocated to facilitate discussion of potential projects with participants and partners, with a view to fostering collaboration, creative thinking, and sharing of experience and networks. We anticipate the publication of an edited volume within a dedicated series, showcasing the work of Ancient World researchers and teachers in working towards fairer societies.

To register and offer a short presentation of your work in this area, please email with the subject line 'Fairer Societies' by Friday 31st March.


Dr April Pudsey 

Reader in Roman History 

Associate Director of Manchester Centre for Youth Studies