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Caroline Bristow


Director – Cambridge Schools Classics Project

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+ 44 (0)1223 767758


  • BA in Ancient and Modern History (University of Oxford)
  • MSt in Greek and/or Roman History (University of Oxford)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Life-Long Learning Sector (DTLLS)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Classical Association; American Classical League; Historical Association; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Sitting member of the Classical Association Development Group and Teaching Board

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Caroline is the Director of the Cambridge Schools Classics Project. The Project promotes and supports the teaching of Latin and other Classical subjects in UK schools and internationally.

Before this she was the Classics and Religious Studies Subject Specialist at the exam board OCR (part of Cambridge Assessment). This role included leading on the creation of new qualifications, and working with the Department for Education and Ofqual to develop subject specific guidelines and regulations. She also oversaw the production of supporting resources, handled publisher relationships, and devised and led the CPD for her subjects.

Caroline has taught a variety of subjects in the state sector at GCSE, AS and A Level, including Classical Civilisation, Classical Greek, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Anthropology. She also has experience teaching for the IB, as an EPQ Coordinator, and as an A Level examiner for AQA.

Caroline continues to offer teacher training for a variety of organisations including Cambridge Assessment and the charity Classics for All.

She has been involved in outreach work, especially in terms of access to Classics and to Higher Education, since her time as an undergraduate and then postgraduate student at Oxford University. As a teacher, she specialised in pastoral care, and designed programmes for high achieving students aimed at widening participation in Higher Education.

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Research Topics

Current Research Project(s)

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Principal and Recent Publications

Caroline Bristow

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