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26 September 2017 - 10:00am

Get more out of Classical Civilization by coming to our Yr 12/Lower 6th study day. more…

The day consists of talks on subjects on the Yr 12/Lower 6th Classical Civilization syllabus given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge. These will help you understand your work in greater depth and show you how what you study fits into the broader context of the ancient world. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous cast gallery of classical sculpture, to visit one of the Colleges of the University, to participate in a taster session where you get to experience what it’s like to learn Greek for the first time, and to find out more about studying at Cambridge and applying successfully to University. To give you a sense of what is on offer, last year’s programme is below.

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Programme for 2017.

10.00-10.20: Refreshments & Registration (Faculty of Law foyer)

10.20-10.30: Welcome (Dr Fran Middleton)

10:30-11:20: Homer (Prof. Tim Whitmarsh)

11:30 – 12.20: Virgil (Talitha Kearey)

12:20-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.50:   ‘Culture and the Arts’ , with a choice between:

  • The Imperial Image (Dr Jerry Toner)
  • Greek Art (Prof. Robin Osborne)
  • The use of ancient languages in Classics (Dr Rosanna Omitowoju)
  • For Teachers: Working with the new A Level Specification (Caroline Bristow, from the Cambridge Schools Classics Project)

15.00-15.50: ‘Beliefs and Ideas’ , with a choice between:

  • The Fall of the Republic (Dr Mario Adamo)
  • Athenian Democracy and its Enemies (Dr Myrto Hatzimichali)
  • Tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (Jennie Thornber, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics)

16:00: End