Never tried learning Latin?

21 April 2018 - 10:00am

Come to our Free Latin Taster Day to get a full day’s introduction to this famous language. more…

Free Taster Day in Latin and Classics

The aim of this ‘taster day’ is to give prospective applicants for a Classics Degree at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to experience teaching in a University environment and to decide whether learning Latin is something that they would enjoy. The day includes small-group Latin lessons and lectures on a Classical Theme. This year’s Taster Day will be on Saturday 21 April 2018. See below for last year’s programme.

The day is open to anyone who has never studied Latin, in year 11 and above.

The day is FREE and a limited number of hardship bursaries are available to help with travel costs.

At the moment we are placing no limit on numbers. If a limit has to be imposed, we shall accept students in the order in which they book.

Venue: Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA. Light refreshments will be provided. For lunch, students are asked to bring a packed lunch.

Click here to book your place.

Last year’s Latin Taster Day 2017 Programme

10.15–10.45:   Registration and coffee

10.45–11.40:   Learning Latin I

11.45–12.00:   Break

12.00–12.45:   Lecture: ‘May the bear strike him’: Ancient Curses
(Dr Nick Zair, Room G.19)

12.45–1.45:     Lunch

1.45–2.45:       Learning Latin II

2.45–3.00:       Break

3.00–3.45:       Lecture: Finding Ordinary Romans
                             (Dr Jerry Toner, Room G.19)