Book Giveaway

The Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford was delighted to collaborate with Oxplore Book Club for a Classics themed event for World Book Day in March 2022.

oh my gods by alexandra sheppard

Oh My Gods! by Alexandra Sheppard, published by Scholastic

The book giveaway is now closed but you can still source your own copy and take part in the Oxplore book club activities.

The Oxplore book club resource page for Oh My Gods is available at on Thursday 3 March 2022 and includes:

  • FUN ACTIVITIES – created by a researcher based here in the Faculty of Classics.
  • The chance to SUBMIT A BOOK REVIEW – and maybe even be published on the Oxplore website.
  • A LIVE AUTHOR EVENT – virtual Q&A with Alexandra Sheppard on Wednesday 30 March.

If you’re active on twitter, keep us up to date and tag @oxfordclassics @letsoxplore @scholasticuk @alexsheppard so we can all join in the fun!


10 schools each won 5 copies of the book.

The winners were....

  • Lawn Manor Academy in Swindon
  • Rooks Heath School in Harrow
  • Heath Park in Wolverhampton
  • Wymondham High Academy 
  • Trinity School - Newbury Academy Trust
  • Arthur Mellows Village College  in Peterborough
  • King David High School in Liverpool
  • Llangatwg Community School in Neath
  • Monmouth comprehensive
  • All Saints RC School York

If you weren't lucky this time, we recommend schools apply for book grants available from The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and The Society for the promotion of Hellenic Studies. More information here: