Head of Department Professor Daniel Ogden

Statement from the Head of Classics and Ancient History Professor Daniel Ogden

The Department of Classics and Ancient History has been accepted on the ‘Gender Equality Charter Mark’ (GEM) trial, one of only two Classics departments to be involved in it. For an academic subject to flourish and grow, we depend upon having a diverse range of people studying and working with us. We accept wider University and College Equality and Diversity initiatives but at the same time maintain a framework of our own that helps us to develop and monitor departmentally-based initiatives that engage with and in some ways extend these central ones.

We have an ongoing self-assessment process within a defined structure, and we look to feedback and ideas from other Universities on the trial. We wish to identify any areas of unintentional bias in the department, and work collectively to resolve them where they are found.