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Online Summer School - Life in the Ancient World, 26-28 July 2021, UCL

Publish Date: May 31, 2021

Deadline: Jul 01, 2021

Event Dates: from Jul 26, 2021 12:00 to Jul 28, 2021 12:00

This online summer school is being offered for senior-cycle school pupils (Years 11-13) who are interested in the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean, and who may be thinking of studying Classics or the Ancient World at university. Eight sessions will be offered under the general heading of ‘Life in the Ancient World’, allowing pupils to sample a mixture of ancient history, literature, and broader culture.

Here is an indicative list of possible topics:

  • Peter Agócs    Greek lyric and the symposion
  • Mateen Arghandehpour    The real king of Persia - up for grabs
  • Stephen Colvin    Where did the alphabet come from?
  • Nick Gonis    Papyrology and education
  • Amélie von Kuhlberg    Beauty standards in classical Greece
  • Gesine Manuwald    Marcus Tullius Cicero – politician and orator
  • Mairéad McAuley    Transgender antiquity
  • Liz McKnight    Tacitus’ Agricola –  a man for all seasons?

All are welcome, and there is no registration fee.

Contextual Offer Scheme

The Department of Greek and Latin runs a 'contextual offer' scheme for Widening Participation students, under the terms of UCL's Access UCL scheme. UCAS applicants in this category who attend the summer school and complete an essay to a satisfactory standard will receive a lower-tariff offer (ABB) for our degree programmes (Classics and Ancient World). WP applicants need to complete this essay in the summer before their final year of school to avail themselves of the contextual offer scheme. Further information about this year's essay titles can be found on the essay competition page.

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