Clare James
UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment
T: 020 7679 5758
E: clare.james@ucl.ac.uk 

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Junior Masterclasses (Years 8-9)

Junior Masterclasses are delivered by UCL academics and PhD students and are hands-on interactive sessions designed to give young people a taste of learning at university. 

Year 8 and 9 pupils will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer. 

View and print the Junior Masterclass poster.

Applications for the Year 8 and 9 masterclasses have now closed. The next Masterclasses will be in May half term (26-29 May).

Details of the upcoming sessions can be found below: 

Date Time Title
Tuesday 17 February 2015
14:00 - 16:00

A Day in Ancient Greece

In the 5th Century BC, Athens was the centre of the Greek world, producing masters of philosophy, mathematics, architecture, drama, history, and much more. But what was everyday life like for the most powerful person in the radically democratic city – an Athenian citizen? In this Masterclass you will learn about the variety of experiences which an Athenian citizen faced, from the power of their votes to the recreational events they enjoyed. You will also take part in some of their common political, legal, and dramatic activities. Prepare to experience the life of an Athenian!

Thursday 19 February 2015
14:00 - 16:00

Reading the Past: The invention of writing

Around 5,000 years ago in ancient Iraq and Egypt people began to invent ways to write spoken language down. In this Masterclass we will explore the reasons why people developed writing and discover how early writing systems worked, before experimenting with using the ancient cuneiform script ourselves. We will finish by producing our own clay tablets following the model of Old Babylonian school children!

We also run a number of Junior Masterclasses for young people in years 10 and 11