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Classics Masterclass

The Classics Masterclass offers students a true flavour of studying Classics as an undergraduate and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. 

This is a subject-specific event aimed at academically-able Year 12 students from any school. The students will experience a flavour of studying Classics as an undergraduate and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. This event will take place in Lent Term with the date TBC.

The masterclass includes:

  • two taster lectures on Classical themes that go beyond the school syllabus delivered by leading academic members of staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student, from current undergraduates

For more information on Subject Masterclasses and to book, please see HERE.

Example July 2018 Classics Masterclass programme 

11am – 12 A New Side of Sappho, Dr Henry Spelman

12noon – 12.45pm Lunch Break

12.45pm-1.45pm The archaeology of the Roman empire: imperialism and integration, Dr Alessandro Launaro

1.45pm-2pm Short  Break

2pm-2.45pm Admissions Session, Dr Nick Zair, Schools Liaison Officer

2.45pm - 3.00pm Admissions: Questions and Answers, Dr Nick Zair, Schools Liaison Officer

Funded places are available for:

  • Anyone currently eligible for Free School Meals
  • Children in care

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Byvanck Chair of Classical Archaeology/Art History

Oct 30, 2019

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Caroline Vout has been appointed to the Byvanck Chair of Classical Archaeology/Art History, a visiting professorship at the University of Leiden. The appointment is for five years from Michaelmas 2019.

Myles Burnyeat

Sep 23, 2019

The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 80, of Myles Burnyeat, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy from 1984 to 1996, and honorary Fellow of Robinson, on Friday 20th September.

2019 Gifford Lectures

Jun 04, 2019

Professor Beard's Gifford Lectures (University of Edinburgh), on The Ancient World and Us: From Fear and Loathing to Enlightenment and Ethics, are now available on line.

The Runciman Award 2019

May 13, 2019

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Robin Osborne is a recipient of the Runciman Award 2019 for 'The Transformation of Athens' (Princeton University Press).

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