Profile

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson is a Senior Research Fellow at Christ Church, the University of Oxford where she holds a British Academy Innovation Fellowship (2022-2023). She investigates the learning and teaching of classical subjects in schools, universities and communities. As an expert in Classics outreach and knowledge exchange, she engages diverse stakeholders to explore ways to widen access to the study of the classical world. Forward with Classics (with Hunt and Musie, Bloomsbury, 2018) was her first book; Inclusive Classics (Routledge, 2022) is her second. Working at the intersection of research, policy and practice, Arlene collaborates closely with policymakers in government and parliament regarding the Humanities and Education. During her ICS Fellowship, she will engage with The London Research and Policy Partnership on issues relating to language, literacy and levelling-up across the capital. These conversations will be enriched through collaboration with colleagues in the Institute for Modern Languages Research, the Institute for English Studies, The Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Philosophy.