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Our current in-person Open Day and school visit schedule has been posptponed until further notice. Find out more about our Virtual Open Days below!

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. 

 

Virtual Open Days

The Faculty of Classics will be participating in the University Open Days on 2 & 3 July. Join us online for a live Q&A with our Access and Outreach Leader, Admissions Tutors, and current students. You can also check out virtual tours of the Faculty and Museum of Classical Archaeology, as well as pre-recorded lectures and admissions talks. Don’t miss out on the chance to see images, 360 photos, and videos which can help answer your questions and give you a flavour of what it might be like to live and study Classics at Cambridge University.

More information and links will be available here soon!

 

Oxford and Cambridge Classics Open Day

The Oxford and Cambridge Classics Open Day is taking place online in 2021.

The 2021 Oxbridge Classics Open Day is hosted by Oxford. 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.

A booking link and more details for 2021's event are available here. 

Cambridge Classics Study Days

The Faculty of Classics runs a range of study days for people interested in exploring the Ancient World. These come for all levels of experience (from beginner through to A-Level) and are closely related to the school syllabus to ensure that they help you expand on and deepen your understanding of your school work.

Full Programme of Cambridge Classics Study Days.

Oxford & Cambridge Student Conferences

Each year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students* and their teachers/HE advisers. The Conferences are normally held in March/April in locations across the UK and are designed to provide up-to-date information on courses available, the application and admissions procedure and student life at both Universities. Admissions Tutors, academic staff and current undergraduate students will be on hand to answer any questions.

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

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. Please email access@classics.cam.ac.uk to find out more. Our schools work is currently under review. 

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: access@classics.cam.ac.uk

The Faculty's Academic Access Officers are Access and Outreach Coordinator is Molly Willett. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Classics MPhil student Lylaah Bhalerao (Murray Edwards 2017), has received an All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to study at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Lylaah has been selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue doctoral research into how to decolonise ancient...

New gift to further support Joyce Reynolds Awards

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The Faculty is enormously grateful to Karen and Peter Ventress for their generous gift to further support our efforts to encourage more diversity among students studying Classics at Cambridge. Karen and Peter have made a gift of £40k to fund a further studentship under the banner of the Joyce Reynolds Awards . The Awards...