London Summer School in Classics
9-18 July 2013
The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2013.
The School is organised by
- University College London
- King's College London
The London Summer School in Classics is taught in alternate years at UCL and KCL: in 2013 the Summer School will be held at UCL.
The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching in Greek or Latin. There are four language classes each day as well as lectures, epigraphy workshops and a debate, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.
A provisional programme of events can be found here. (Please note that this is still subject to change.)
Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they usually find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.
The Summer School in Classics caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Greek or Latin, or to revive their knowledge of the languages. Previous participants of this vibrant and instructive event have included: students with no prior knowledge of the languages; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their linguistic knowledge. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.
The cost of the Summer School in 2013 is £100. This includes all tuition, but not accommodation or travel expenses.
Enquiries: please email the Summer School. All completed application forms, together with a deposit of £30 (balance payable by Friday 31 May, with cheques made payable to "The London Summer School in Classics"), should be returned to:
The London Summer School in Classics
c/o Department of Greek and Latin
University College London
If you have any queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 7679 5576.
Travel Grants and Bursaries
A limited number of grants will be available as a contribution to the travel costs of some students, though these may not cover all expenses. The travel grants are arranged during the Summer School.
The Classical Association has funded five bursaries of £100 available to applicants aged 18 and under. The selection criteria will be based on academic excellence. In order to be considered please complete the application form.
In addition to the language courses we are pleased to offer a three-day workshop in how to make a mosaic. The workshop will be presented twice (on 9-11 July and again on 15-17 July). There will also be an exhibition of the mosaics at the end of the Summer School. If you are interested in attending please complete the application form. Please note: as the workshop runs at the same time as the language courses, students of those courses will, regrettably, not be able to attend the workshop.
How to find us
University College London's Bloomsbury campus is located close to Euston station. A map of the campus and information on individual venues can be found here.
We are well served by public transport. Information on local bus and tube services can be found here.
The Summer School is non-residential. However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence. Details of prices, availability and information on how to book can be found here.
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