I am available for Conferences to speak and do workshops, and, where possible, 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: https://www.churcherscollege.com/our-school/term-dates
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about upcoming events and availability, and give your subject the title ‘TALKS AND WORKSHOPS ENQUIRY‘
late 2018 – mid 2020:
- 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
- appearance on Let’s Talk About Myth, Baby! podcast – discussing the major Ancient Greek heroes and Classics education
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 GreekMythComix.com(Opens 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+.
March to July 2020 – online teaching from my home, and having a baby. Maternity leave July 2020 – June 2021
Friday 5th July 2019 – Classical Association Conference / FIEC/CA 2019
Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Advocating Classics Education
Student workshop 11am-12am
More information: http://aceclassics.org.uk/event/ace-event-university-exeter/
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
More information: http://eoccc.org.uk/iris-festival-of-imagined-worlds
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
More information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gcse-classical-civilisation-inset-tickets-41161610485
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
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.
More information: https://classicalassociationni.wordpress.com/category/upcoming-events/