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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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Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

Facilitating school visits and learning Latin with MoCA

Feb 23, 2021

Justyna Ladosz, Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, explains how she continues to facilitate lessons for school groups whilst the Museum remains closed, and how the Faculty’s students continue to deliver the Learn Latin with MoCA project.

Rebecca Flemming has been appointed a Joukowsky Lecturer

Feb 23, 2021

Dr Rebecca Flemming, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Jesus College, has been appointed as a Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for 2020-21. Rebecca also recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing the Justinianic Plague.

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