Talks and Workshops

I am available for Conferences to speak and do workshops, and, where possible, school visits:

School visits:

I’m afraid that, as I’m a full-time teacher myself, I’m unable to come and speak at schools during term time, unless we happen to have different half term or other holiday dates when I might be off work when you’re on. You can check this at my school’s website: 

If you are still interested and can find a mutually suitable date, the cost for me to come and speak to or run a workshop with a class or larger group for a couple of hours would be £150 + travel expenses, with a possible surcharge of £100 for travel times over 3 hours, for Independent Schools. For State Schools, the charge is equivalent to the travel expenses, with a possible surcharge of £100 for travel times over 3 hours.

Conferences and other speaking engagements:

I am regularly at the CA and CSCP conferences, either speaking or as an attendee – say hi!!

Please use the email address below to contact me regarding any other speaking engagements you might like me to attend.


Please use the email address to ask about upcoming events and availability, and give your subject the title ‘TALKS AND WORKSHOPS ENQUIRY

Projects late 2018 – mid 2020:

Working on illustrations for the Amarantus Project for CSCP

2022 events:

  • Classical Association Conference 2022 at Swansea University: papers given, “You Are Odysseus”, using a gamebook to help teach the Odyssey for the second Pedagogy Panel, and “Making Things Easier for Neurodiverse Pupils in the Classroom” for the Neurodiversity panel.
  • Recipient of the 2022 ‘Innovative Pedagogy’ Teaching Award

2021 events:

Saturday 12th November – Being Human Festival

Mythology Comic Drawing Workshop

Discover the history of comics and Greek mythology at this practical comic writing workshop! Classicists Dr Amanda Potter and Natalie Swain will briefly share the history of comics and Greek mythology, with superheroes as renewed versions of Greek heroes, focusing on Hercules and Wonder Woman. Laura Jenkinson-Brown, teacher, educator and creator of in new window) and Hannah Sackett, researcher, writer and cartoonist, will then guide participants through creative exercises to create an original comic book character based on characters from Greek mythology, and finally a comic strip featuring their character.

No previous drawing experience is required, and templates will be provided should you choose to use these. Suitable for ages 15+.

2020 Events:

March to July 2020 – online teaching from my home, and having a baby. Maternity leave July 2020 – June 2021

2019 Events:

Friday 5th July 2019 – Classical Association Conference / FIEC/CA 2019

Appearance and stall at FIEC / CA 2019
(15th Congress of the Fédération internationale des associations d’études classiques and the Classical Association annual conference 2019)

2018 Events:

Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Advocating Classics Education

Exeter University

Student workshop 11am-12am

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ACE and the University of Exeter put together an event for teachers and their students to find out more about studying ancient Greek and Roman civilisation, history, thought, literature, art and archaeology. I provided a workshop for school pupils exploring the myths using comix.

Friday 9th February 2018 – Iris Festival of Imaginary Worlds

The Iris Classics Centre at Cheney School, Oxford

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This event celebrated novels set in imaginary worlds, exploring how ancient myths and histories have often inspired these worlds. I was the official artist for the J. K. Rowling section, providing bespoke etymological and other comics for the occasion and running workshops at my stall.

Saturday 24th February – CATB GCSE Classical Civilisation Inset

The Classical Association Teaching Board

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Workshops and Lectures were offered on a range of topics relating to the specifications for GCSE Classical Civilisation. I ran a workshop on using images to help teach parts of the Myth and Religion component and using comix for revision.

Friday April 6th – Monday 9th April – Classical Association Annual Conference 2018

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, Leicester

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Sunday 8th April: I gave a workshop entitled Teaching Classics through Comics: a practical session demonstrating how comics and mythology can be used in teaching and learning practice.

Wednesday 11th April – Classical Association of Northern Ireland lecture series

Queen’s University, Belfast

‘Classics, Comics and Education’:

a talk on Greek Myth Comix and their use in classrooms around the world.

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