Never tried learning Latin?

22 April 2017 - 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 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.

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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)