Welcome to Romans on the Tyne, a new collaborative project exploring the Latin language through the fantastic ancient objects and sites of the North East. This project is led by Dr Stephanie Holton and supported by an intrepid team of undergraduate students in Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle University. You can find out more about who we are here!

Our Mission

We love the ancient world, and we love being able to share our enthusiasm for it with schools, students, and community groups across our beautiful North East region – and now, thanks to Zoom, much further afield! Our outreach team work on a number of curricular and extra-curricular projects during the year, and can help with creating resources, running workshops, or just linking you up with an expert for a talk on your latest study topic.

Our Partners

We joined Classics for All in 2020, proudly representing the Tyneside area as part of their North East regional network. With their help and expertise, we support Primary and Secondary schools to begin their classical journey!

Our Romans on the Tyne project is supported by the Classical Association, with additional funding through the University’s Engagement & Place strategy, our Faculty Teaching and Development Fund, and our award-winning Careers Service. We’ve also received support from The Landmark Trust as part of their Landmark Futures programme.

We are also extremely fortunate to benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of our fantastic colleagues across Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, from the Great North Museum to Segedunum and Arbeia.

Our History

Here at Newcastle, we’ve been teaching Classics and Ancient History in one way or another for the past 150 years. We’re part of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, and our interdisciplinary approach enables us to explore the ancient world in new – and ever expanding! – ways. You can find out more about our programmes and academic staff over on our main University site: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/hca/