In the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, understanding the diversity and complexity of human experience is at the heart of everything we do. Our investigations into the past build cross-cultural perspectives on behaviours, relationships and identities from early human groups through to the integrated city-states and large scale societies of the ancient Mediterranean, North Africa and Eurasia. What we learn about the past informs and challenges our understanding of the present. Curiosity, sympathy and sensitivity are the hallmarks of our engagements with the people who lived in antiquity and with one another too.
Our community is enriched by the diversity in backgrounds, experiences and identities of our members. Together, we share a commitment to widening opportunities and fostering a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can thrive. Our departmental Committee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) provides one forum for staff and students to explore issues and develop strategies to ensure this. Projects and events running throughout the year are another way to get involved. Find out more about our values and activities around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here.