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Classics Outreach Summer Schools

'Life in the Ancient World'

Location: In Person and Online
Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th July 2022

This summer school is aimed at students who have done some Greek or Latin at school. This summer school is being offered for senior-cycle school pupils (Years 11-13) who are interested in the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean, and who may be thinking of studying Classics or the Ancient World at university. Eight sessions will be offered under the general heading of ‘Life in the Ancient World’, allowing pupils to sample a mixture of ancient history, literature, and broader culture. 

Monday 18 July 2021
10.00–11.30        Transgender antiquity (Mairéad McAuley)
11.30–13.00        What can myths tell us about the way the Greeks thought about women? (Alexandra Meghji)
14.30–16.00        The papyrologist’s work: reconstructing everyday life in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Chiara D’Agostino)
16.10–16.30        Roundup (Mark Weeden)
 
Tuesday 19 July 2021
10.00–11.30        Making the Law: Slaves, Injuries and Insults (Liz McKnight)
11.30–13.00        Writing Laws in the Ancient World (Katie Shields)
14.30–16.00        The real king of Persia: up for grabs (Mateen Arghandehpour)
16.10–16.30        Roundup (Mark Weeden)
 
Wednesday 20 July 2021
10.00–11.30        Caribbean Classical Reception in the 21st Century (Annemarie Schunke) 
11.30–13.00        Homely Realism in Classical Literature (Rachel Collier)
13.10-13.30        Closing remarks (Mark Weeden)

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Location: In Person and Online
Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th July 2022

This summer school is aimed at students who have not done any Greek or Latin at school. This summer school is being offered for senior-cycle school pupils (Years 11-13) who are interested in the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean, and who may be thinking of studying Classics or the Ancient World at university. Eight sessions will be offered under the general heading of ‘Life in the Ancient World’, allowing pupils to sample a mixture of ancient history, literature, and broader culture. Further information is available here.

Monday  25 July 2021
10.00–11.30        Transgender antiquity (Mairéad McAuley)
11.30–13.00        [Re]claiming the female form: modern receptions of the Pygmalion myth (Alice Bolland)
14.30–16.00        Beauty Standards in Classical Greece (Amelie von Kuhlberg) 
16.10–16.30        Roundup (Mark Weeden)
 
Tuesday 26 July 2021
10.00–11.30        Making the Law: Slaves, Injuries and Insults (Liz McKnight)
11.30–13.00        Performance and Power: Popular Entertainment in the Roman World (Ffion Smith)
14.30–16.00        The Archaeology of Roman Frontiers (Andrew Gardner).            
16.10–16.30        Roundup (Mark Weeden)

Wednesday 27 July 2021
10.00–11.30        English and Indo-European (Stephen Colvin)
11.30–13.00        Gilgamesh on Life and Death (Mark Weeden)
13.10-13.30        Closing remarks (Mark Weeden)

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Location: Onsite and online (hybrid teaching). See course page for details. 
Monday 11 July to Fri 15 July 2022  

A five-day programme covering the major themes and thinkers of ancient philosophy. 

Location: Online
Tuesday 19th to Thursday 28 July 2022

An eight-day Summer School in Ancient Greek and Latin (at all levels), as well as Biblical Hebrew, New Testament/Koine Greek and Sanskrit. In addition to daily language classes, there will be lectures and workshops at the end of most days. The minimum age limit for attendees is 14 years.  

Location: Onsite and online (hybrid teaching)
Mon 1 August to Fri 5 August 2022

A five-day Summer School in Homer for students who are interested in studying the Homeric epics. There will be lectures, seminars, workshops and events on a wide variety of Homeric topics with classicists, artists and other practitioners. The minimum age limit for attendees is 15 years. Please click on the headline to this box for further details.