Classics: Study Days

Tuesdays and Wednesdays FREE
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Classics: Study Days

Our inspiring Study Days for A Level students provide an opportunity to extend pupils’ knowledge of the ancient world outside of the classroom. Through talks with academics, Higher Education students and curators, young people will enhance their understanding of Ancient History and its impact on the modern world.  These sessions will also support transition for those considering university. 

The day will be themed around our major exhibition Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth.  It is suitable for all learners with an interest in Classics, and they do not need pre-existing knowledge of Alexander. The day will include a keynote speaker, activity-based workshops, and a visit to the exhibition, where students will encounter over 100 rich collection items and develop their skills in engaging with primary source material.



10.00-10.30 - Introduction

10.30-11.15 -  Keynote speaker:

Dr Lindsay Allen, Kings College London (22nd November)

Professor Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge (30th November)

11.15-11.30 - Break

11.30-12.30 - Exhibition viewing (Group 1) and workshop (Group 2)

12.30-13.15 - Lunch

13.15-14.15 -  Exhibition viewing (Group 2) and workshop (Group 1)

14.15-14.40 -  HE perspective with Oxford University student, Luke Bateman

14.40-14.45 - Plenary


In partnership with Classics for All and the Classical Association

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Age group: Years 12 - 13
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Length: Full day
Group size: Maximum 70 students
Key skills: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, History
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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