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The Department of Greek and Latin also aims at disseminating its research and educational activities beyond the academic community to the interested public. Students and staff in the Department engage in a variety of activities, which give the wider community the opportunity to find out what is going on in the Department and to profit from the expertise of its members. Activities include:
The London Summer School allows people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn ancient Greek and Latin.
The department participates in several Open Days throughout the year:
- Open days organised by UCL (typically in March and June)
- Open days organised by the University of London (typically in September),
- And regular Taster Days (typically in the spring) offer a taste of what teaching and learning about the Ancient World is like at UCL.
Open Days 2013
The Department of Greek and Latin is organising two Open Days, on March 27th and June 19th 2013 for students in years 11-13. There will be:
• lectures on ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome given by teachers from the UCL Departments of Greek and Latin, History, and Archaeology, on a variety of exciting topics from the history, archaeology, languages and literature of the ancient world, and
• a hands-on session which offers a choice between a tour of the Egyptian collection of the Petrie Museum, a session on how ancient pottery or sculpture was made, or a workshop on the discovery and decipherment of ancient Greek papyri.
To book a place, please visit (from January 13, 2013) the University of London Taster Courses website and send an e-mail to Dr Peter Agocs to register your interest in one of the hands-on workshops (spaces are limited and access on a strict first-come-first-served basis: book early to get your place!).
This project is supported by the UCL Outreach Office
The UCL Department of Greek and Latin is organising a two-day summer school for students in years 11-13 who are interested in exploring the societies of the ancient world, from Babylon to Egypt and the literatures and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. There will be lectures and seminars on a wide variety of exciting topics and hands-on sessions with archaeologists and museum curators in the Petrie Museum, UCL’s magnificent Egyptian collection.
Saturday 2 March 2013, 10:30 - 5:30.
An annual activity in cooperation with the British Museum and City Lit is the Classics Day: an exciting day of talks, discussions and gallery visits on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. Anyone with a love of the Classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required!
UCL Classics Fair
13 March 2013: the Department of Greek and Latin, with the Iris Project and the Mayor of London's Love Latin scheme, invites you to a fun day of workshops, talks and activities connected with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, aimed at pupils and their teachers from years 7-13.
For more information, and to register your interest, please visit the Iris Project website
in the Department every year produce a Greek play (in English
translation) at the
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre.
Performances (in February) are open to the general public and have
very popular in the past. The Department also organizes an extensive
programme of public lectures and workshops to accompany the play.
In February 2012 the Department produced Euripides' Hippolytos; in February 2013 there will be a production of Euripides Trojan Women.
The Ancient World in the Modern Cinema
of staff in the Department are engaged in research on the reception of
the ancient world in the modern world (the use and abuse of classical
The Department has recently arranged for funding to restore
film projectors in the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, which has made it possible to
screen rare silent films on classical topics: the next screening will take place in May 2013 (all welcome).
The Department supports the Iris Project with funding and resources. The Iris Project is a registered educational charity promoting Classics in the United Kingdom, by running initiatives in state schools and communities, which give access to Classical subjects. It targets socially-excluded boroughs of inner London and schools with high numbers of disadvantaged children. A number of students in the Department work as teachers for this project.
Department welcomes enquiries and is happy to help with expertise in
- answering questions
- providing speakers
- the planning and realization of Classics related events
Please contact the
Departmental Administrator Mary Moloney for further
information or get in touch with the relevant member of staff
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