The World of Greek Drama

This two-day Year 12 summer school aims to give an introduction to what it is like to study the ancient world at UCL.

Many students may not have had the opportunity to experience the diversity and excitement of the ancient world and many may not have considered studying the subject at university. We aim to show how exciting this subject can be.

The summer school will be based around two practical workshops on ancient drama (both comedy and tragedy). To complement these workshops, we will also offer taster sessions in ancient Greek, Greek literature, history and philosophy – all with a focus on drama.


Tuesday, 24 July

10:30 - 11:00 am Welcome and Q&A on UCL admissions
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 1 – Introduction to Greek Drama
12:00 - 1:00 pm Session 2 – Ancient Greek language taster class
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:45 pm Workshop - Tragedy
4:00 - 5:00 pm Session 3 – Dead People on Stage

Wednesday, 25 July

10:30 - 11:30 am Session 5 – How to make a good comic character
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Session 6 – Ancient Greek language taster class
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:15 pm Workshop – Comedy
3:30 - 4:30 pm Session 7 – Ancient Democracy and Theatre
4:30 - 5:30 pm Session 8 – Philosophers vs. Dramatists

Preference for places will be given to eligible students from groups which are under-represented at university.

Any queries can be addressed to Dr Jenny Bryan (jenny.bryan@ucl.ac.uk)

Date for your diary


To apply, please complete and return the application form. The deadline for applications is 15th June 2012. (Deadline extended)