Get more out of your GCSEs

22 September 2018 - 11:30am

Expand your knowledge of your Classical Civilization or Ancient History GCSE.

Join experts who teach and study the ancient world at the University of Cambridge for an inspiring day of talks, tours, and taster sessions which will help you get more out of your Classical Civilization or Ancient History GCSE.

The talks and workshops are tailor-made for your GCSE syllabus and will help you to understand your topics in greater depth and to see how what you study fits into the big picture of the ancient world. Everybody attends the Introduction session. We all meet again for the Conclusions session, which will be based on your responses to the day and will bring together all the different topics you have been exploring. You can pick which workshops you want to attend from the list below. Within each workshop there will be specific questions tailored to the particular options that you are studying for GCSE. To give you a sense of what is on offer, last year’s programme is included below.

Programme for 2018 - Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Site

10.30 – 11.00 : Registration (Entrance 3)

11.00 – 11.15 : Welcome (Dr Nick Zair, G.19)

11.30 – 12.30 : Session 1, with a choice between

  • The Early History of Rome, Graham Andrews (G.21)
  • Women and Myth, Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (G.19)
  • Myth and Religion, Tatiana Bur and Tulsi Parikh (1.02)

12.30 – 1.30 : Lunchtime

13.30 – 14.30 : Session 2, with a choice between

  • The use of museums in Classics, Jennie Thornber (Museum of Classical Archaeology)
  • Herodotus and the Persians, Franco Basso (G.19)
  • Greek Language Taster, Chiara Monaco (G.21)

14.45 – 15.45 : Session 3, with a choice between

  • Homeric World, Michael Loy (G.21)
  • Roman City Life, Olivia Elder (1.02)

Unfortunately, we cannot offer onsite parking to attendees travelling by car. There are pay and display bays both on West Road and Sidgwick Avenue. The full address of the Faculty is: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA

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