Classical Civilisation

  • Learning
  • The Experience
  • Typical outings
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  • Stay in Cambridge
  • Dates & Prices

Learning

Outline

You’ll be transported 1500 years back to study a huge variety of classical civilisation topics from observing how the Greeks and Romans lived their lives to finding out why they fought wars and conducted their politics.

Learn about the major historical events that helped to shape the modern world and analyse a range of significant sources from Thycydides to Socrates. Explore symbolic Roman poetry, build your wisdom on society back in the day and enhance your Latin language skills.

Teaching methodology

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 completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

ACADEMIC SUMMER COURSE SAMPLE TIMETABLE : AGE 18-24

Week 1

The Experience

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!

photo (c) John Cairns

Dates & Prices

Date Room type Price Availability Apply
30 Jun - 13 Jul
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4495
Full
07 Jul - 20 Jul
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4495
Last places available
14 Jul - 27 Jul
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4495
Last places available
21 Jul - 03 Aug
Standard (shared bathroom)
£4495
Last places available

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