from 10:15 AM to 04:00 PM
The aim of this ‘taster day’ is to give prospective applicants for a Classics Degree at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to experience teaching in a University environment and to decide whether learning Latin is something that they would enjoy.
The day is open to anyone who has never studied Latin at School or 6th Form College.
The day is FREE. At the moment we are placing no limit on numbers. If a limit has to be imposed, we shall accept students in the order in which they book.
Venue: Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB 3 9DA. Light refreshments will be provided. For lunch, the nearest shop is about seven minutes walk away; but students are welcome (and encouraged) to bring a packed lunch.
Up to 50 travel bursaries of up to £50.00 are available on a first come, first served basis. To apply, please provide details of the cost of your travel arrangements. For those travelling by car, bursaries will be provided only against the cost of petrol. All claims by recipients of bursaries will need to be accompanied by receipts.
Programme for Taster day on 21st June
10.15–10.45: Registration and coffee
10.45–11.40: Learning Latin I
12.00–1.00 Lecture: Latin literature meets Roman art (Dr Caroline Vout)
1.45–2.45: Learning Latin II
3.00–4.00: Lecture: Why is Greek still spoken but Latin not? (Dr Rupert Thompson)
Dr Moreed Arbabzadah, Teacher and supervisor at University of Cambridge
Dr Rosanna Omitowoju, Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and Senior Language Teaching Officer
Professor Stephen Oakley, Kennedy Professor of Latin, University of Cambridge