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 22 April 2017. See below for a full programme.
The day is open to anyone who has never studied Latin at School or 6th Form College.
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.
Latin Taster Day 2017 Programme
10.15–10.45: Registration and coffee
10.45–11.40: Learning Latin I
12.00–12.45: Lecture: ‘May the bear strike him’: Ancient Curses
(Dr Nick Zair, Room G.19)
1.45–2.45: Learning Latin II
3.00–3.45: Lecture: Finding Ordinary Romans
(Dr Jerry Toner, Room G.19)