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Expand your knowledge of your Classical Civilization or Ancient History GCSE subjects on 18th January 2020.

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 and workshops are tailor-made for your GCSE syllabus and will help you to understand your topics in greater depth and to see how what you study fits into the big picture of the ancient world. Everybody attends the Introduction session. We all meet again for the Conclusions session, which will be based on your responses to the day and will bring together all the different topics you have been exploring. You can pick which workshops you want to attend from the list below. Within each workshop there will be specific questions tailored to the particular options that you are studying for GCSE. To give you a sense of what is on offer, last year’s programme is included below.

Draft programme for 2020

10.30 – 11.00 : Registration (Entrance 3)

11.00 – 11.15 : Welcome from the Schools Liaison Officer

11.30 – 12.30 : Session 1, with a choice between

  • The Early History of Rome
  • Women in the Ancient World
  • Myth and Religion

12.30 – 1.30 : Lunchtime

13.30 – 14.30 : Session 2, with a choice between

  • Roman Warfare
  • Persians and Greeks
  • Latin Language Taster

14.45 – 15.45 : Session 3, with a choice between

  • Homeric World
  • Roman City Life

Unfortunately, we cannot offer onsite parking to attendees travelling by car. There are pay and display bays both on West Road and Sidgwick Avenue. The full address of the Faculty is: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA

A booking link will be made available closer to the date of this event

Please note that our booking system does not send out confirmation emails. Once you have completed a booking form your places are confirmed. You will then receive further information nearer the date of the event. If you have any problems or queries about booking please email schools.liaison@classics.cam.ac.uk

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