One epic journey. Together we’ll read classical texts; analyse the poetry, explore the history behind it and glimpse an ancient culture through it.
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Transport yourself back to ancient empires and explore the culture, livelihood and politics that influenced an era of literature, poetry and art. Study Classical Civilisation with us and you’ll analyse key texts, learn about events like the Trojan War, discover Odysseus and moral codes or demystify the symbolism of classic poetry.
Learn the Oxford way with tutorial style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On competition of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.
It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.
And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!
"I chose the same subject that I am studying at my own university (Classical Civilisations), but this course made me think about and view my subject in a different way that I hadn’t been exposed to before. "
"I loved having people from different cultural backgrounds in my course-- they brought experiences to the conversation that I had never encountered before."
"I enjoyed our conversations about religion and ethics in philosophy class because I was able to form a more complex opinion on those topics with the help of our in-depth discussions."
"The course that I took was law and it allowed me to gain perspective on the career path that I want to take and cleared up several questions that I had."
Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.
You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.
You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!
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