About Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme
This programme offers courses on a range of past cultures and civilisations taught by leading experts. Whether you are drawn by history or architecture, archaeology or literature, warfare or medicine, the programme will allow you an unrivalled chance to immerse yourself in the latest thinking on antiquity.
- Four special subject courses
(two per week)
- Plenary course AE0:
- Evening lectures
Special subject courses
You choose two courses per week, each has five sessions. Courses are led by recognised experts from the University and other British universities.
You attend the series of daily plenary lectures. Course directors and leading specialists associated with the University give lectures on subjects such as the origins of democracy, power in early China, and the limits of Roman rule. Contributors include Professors Paul Cartledge, Catharine Edwards, Roel Sterckx and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. These talks offer a unique opportunity to hear from recognised experts from this University and beyond and in 2015 will focus on Parallel Lives.
Invited speakers and members of the University will give a varied evening lecture programme, covering a wide range of subjects.
A typical day
On each weekday morning you attend a plenary lecture, followed by a class from your Aa or Ab special subject course. In the afternoons you attend a class from your Ea or Eb special subject course. Subject specific and joint evening lectures are offered in the evenings.
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Information for applicants
The quickest way to apply is by using our secure online booking system. You can also apply by downloading an application form (pdf) and sending it by post or fax.