Course Four Details

What can the Romans teach us about diversity, equity, and inclusion?


Key Details:

  • Four Week Course

  • One, 1.5 to 2.0 hour session per week

  • Live online teaching with Zoom conferencing



Week One: Introduction


Introduction background. We begin with the ancient theory of the four humours and explore how this related to concepts of identity.

Week Two: Roman gardens

We explore the archaeology and history of Roman gardens. We consider why the Romans thought they were important for social wellbeing.

Week Three: Women in healthy spaces

In this session, we focus on women and their roles in the ancient world. In particular, we look at the spaces women occupied and the power they had within them. We compare this with women's roles today.

Week Four: Inclusive gardens

We carry on from the previous session and consider how ancient conceptions of gender, ethnicity, race, and ability can help us consider issues of equity and Inclusion today. We also explore the link between might environmental sustainability and equity and inclusion.

Week Five: Bonus week

This session is extra for anyone who has questions or ideas about any of the topics covered in the previous weeks.

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