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Open days and events

The Faculty participates in a number of activities for schools, listed below. See also the links in the navigation bar to pages about summer schools, essay competitions, and the Cambridge Greek Play.

 

 

Oxbridge Classics Open Day

The next annual Oxbridge Classics Open Day will take place in Oxford on Friday 20 March 2015. It is a chance to find out more about Classics in general, but also the specific degree programmes at Oxford and Cambridge in particular.

Both individuals and school groups are welcome.

For more information and to book places please click here.

 

 

University Open Days

For students considering applying to Cambridge

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2015

To find out more about applying to Cambridge and studying Classics at University come to one of the Cambridge University open days. Each year the University hosts large general open days in July which draw more than 8,000 students.

Alongside the University events, the Classics Faculty puts on a specific talk about studying Classics at Cambridge, a session for the parents of potential Classics students, a sample lecture which helps you find out what it’s like to study Classics here, and a stall where potential students can get personalised information and advice from Classics lecturers and students.

For more information and to book your place click here.

 

Cambridge Student Conferences

For students considering applying to Cambridge

The Faculty of Classics contributes to a series of regional open days run jointly by Cambridge and Oxford which take place in March. These provide talks, personalised advice, and other information about applying to Cambridge in general and for Classics in particular.

To find the event taking place in your area click here click here.

 

 

Free Taster Day in Latin and Classics

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 includes small-group Latin lessons and a lecture on a Classical Theme. This year's Taster Day will be on Saturday 20 June 2015. Please keep checking this page for when bookings open.

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, CB3 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.

 

 

GCSE Study Day in Classical Civilization and Ancient History

Saturday 26 September 2015

Join experts who teach and study the ancient world at the University of Cambridge for an inspiring day of talks, tours, and taster sessions which will help you get more out of your Classical Civilization or Ancient History GCSE. The talks are tailor-made for your GCSE syllabus and will help you to understand your set texts and topics in greater depth and to see how what you study fits into the big picture of the ancient world. There will also be a chance to join a guided tour of our famous collection of life-size casts of ancient statues and to get a taste of what it might be like to learn Latin from scratch. You will also have the opportunity to have lunch in one of the Colleges of the University and to find out more about what going to University is all about and how to apply.

Online bookings will open soon.

 

 

Sixth Form Study Days

An Introduction to Studying the Ancient World at A-Level

For students of Classical Civilization, Greek, and Latin

Tuesday 30 June 2015

A study day aimed at those who have just finished AS-Levels and are beginning work on A-Level Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin. The day will consist of lectures, given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge, which will introduce you to A-level topics and the A-Level set texts (and in particular their historical and cultural context) that you will be studying. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous collection of casts of ancient sculpture, to visit one of the Cambridge Colleges, to find out more about making a successful application to University, and - for those who have not yet studied one of the ancient languages - to participate in a taster session in Latin or Greek.

Online bookings will open soon.

 

AS-Level Study Day in Classical Civilization

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Get more out of your Classical Civilization AS-Level by coming to our AS-Level study day. The day consists of talks on subjects on the AS Classical Civilization syllabus given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge. These will help you understand your work in greater depth and show you how what you study fits into the broader context of the ancient world. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous cast gallery of classical sculpture, to visit one of the Colleges of the University, to participate in a taster session where you get to experience what it’s like to learn Latin for the first time, and to find out more about studying at Cambridge and applying successfully to University. Click here to see last year’s programme for an example of what is on offer.

Online bookings will open soon.

 

AS-Level Study Day in Latin and Greek

Thursday 1 October 2015

Get more out of your Latin or Greek AS-Levels by coming to our AS-Level study day. The day consists of talks on the AS-Level Latin and Greek set texts given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge. These will help you understand these works in greater depth and show you how what you study fits into the broader context of the ancient world. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous cast gallery of classical sculpture, to visit one of the Colleges of the University, to participate in a “Greek for beginners” taster session, and to find out more about studying at Cambridge and applying successfully to University. Click here to see last year’s programme for an example of what is on offer.

Online bookings will open soon.


For any queries about the study days please contact Max Kramer on . All the study days take place in and around the Faculty of Classics on the Sidgwick Site, off Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.



College Open Days

Most of the colleges also hold their own open days, information about which can be found here and on individual colleges' websites. If you have specific questions about a particular college, it is a good idea to email the relevant Director of Studies.

 

 

School Visits

The Faculty is very keen to organise visits by academics to schools, both to give talks on classical themes and to explain more about the Classics course. A list of talks is available here. Please email schools.liaison@classics.cam.ac.uk in the first instance.

 

 

Ideas or Questions?

If there is anything that you would like to see us doing or any information that we can give you, then do get in touch: schools.liaison@classics.cam.ac.uk.

The Faculty's Academic Access Officer is . We look forward to hearing from you.

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