GCSE Virtual Study Day - Classical Civilisation/Ancient History

Cambridge Virtual GCSE Study Day – Classical Civilisation and Ancient History

Wednesday 16th September 2020


The Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge is running a virtual study day for students attending state-maintained schools studying GCSE Classical Civilisation and/or Ancient History.


Register here: https://forms.gle/LeqGThXZvA4sZNEA6


A link to pre-recorded (20-40 minute) lectures and short talks will be sent to registered participants on the Study Day, and there will also be a live Q&A with academics from 12:30-13:30, separated into 10 minute slots for each lecture topic.


Video 1: What is Classics (Qasim Alli – Access & Outreach Leader)

Video 2: Classics at Cambridge (Qasim Alli – Access & Outreach Leader)

Video 3: Rome and its neighbours: The foundations of Rome: from kingship to republic (753-440 BC) – Professor Mary Beard

Video 4: Myth and Religion (Classical Civilisation GCSE (Also relevant for Latin GCSE Literature and Culture: Myths and Beliefs) – Professor Caroline Vout

Video 5: Women in the Ancient World (Classical Civilisation GCSE) – Dr Rosanna Omitowoju

Video 6: Greece and Persia: The Persian Empire (559-465BC) (Ancient History GCSE) – Professor Robin Osborne

Video 7: Linguistic diversity and Roman Britain (Stretch and Challenge lecture) – Dr Philippa Steele

Video 8: 12:30-13:30 LIVE Q&A with lecturers


To find out more about studying Classics at Cambridge, join us for the University Open Days on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September!