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.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.