Oxbridge Classics Open Day

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 16:00
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Site
West Road
Event cost
Target audience
Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
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The annual Oxbridge Classics Conference will take place in Cambridge on 16 March 2018. Find out more about studying Classics at Oxford or Cambridge, with lectures, course presentations and information stalls.

 The Faculty of Classics at Cambridge will host this year’s joint one-day conference for all sixth formers who may be thinking of reading Classics at university. This is a fun and informative event with sample lectures and briefing sessions by the Access and Outreach teams from Oxford and Cambridge. Our aim is to give sixth formers an opportunity to find out what it is like to study Classics at university and a chance to ask questions they may have about the subject. The day is particularly focused around the courses on offer at Cambridge and Oxford, but is also intended to be relevant for students who may be considering studying Classics or related subjects at other universities.

There will be lectures on Classical subjects and sessions on different aspects of our courses and on the admissions procedures at Oxford and Cambridge – as well as a chance to meet Directors of Studies, current students and to look around the colleges, through pre-booked college tours. There will also be a forum for teachers to meet with Admissions Tutors and Directors of Studies, and special sessions for those who want to find out about beginning languages (either Greek, Latin or both) at university and for those who are interested in reading Greek or Latin with a Modern Language. The Museum of Classical Archaeology will be open to visitors all day with the opportunity to handle artefacts and rare books at certain times. Stalls with staff and students from both universities will be open for you to find out more about the courses on offer.

School groups and individual bookings are both very welcome.