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London Summer School in Classics

London Summer School in Classics

The long standing London Summer School in Classics is jointly organised by the Department of Classics, at King's College London, and the Department of Greek and Latin, at University College London. 

The Summer School offers 8 days of classes in Greek and Latin from absolute beginners to advanced level, and this year we are again also hoping to offer Beginners classes in Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew.

London Summer School in Classics 2016

The London Summer School in Classics 2016 will be held at King's College London from Tuesday 5 July until Thursday 14 July inclusive. The Director is Dr Fiona Haarer.

Applications & Fees

Applications for the London Summer School in Classics 2016 are now invited.

To apply, please complete the application form below:

Please send your completed form by email to:

or by post to:

The Secretary
London Summer School in Classics 2016
c/o Department of Classics
King's College London,
London, WC2R 2LS

The closing date for applications is Monday, 20 June 2016. If you wish to apply after this deadline, then please contact the Director (

The cost of this Summer School is £150. Payment can be made by the following methods:

  • Online payment is encouraged via our online payment facility. Once your form is received and your place on the programme is confirmed, you will be sent a link to the payment facility along with instructions on how to submit your payment. Payment must be received by Friday 24 June 2016 to ensure your place on the programme.
  • Alternatively, you may send a cheque, made payable to 'King's College London', along with your application form (if for whatever reason your application is unsuccessful, your cheque will be returned).


The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching. There are four language classes each day as well as lectures and workshops, between 10.30am and 4.30pm The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.

Travel grants are available as a contribution to your travel costs, but may not cover all your expenses. The travel grants are arranged during the Summer School.

A small number of full-fee bursaries, generously supported by the Classical Association, will be available. Successful applicants will be expected to write a report for the Classical Association. Application forms will be in the welcome packs received on 5 July. However, in order to reserve your place you must pay your full fees before 20 June. If you are a successful bursary applicant you will receive a reimbursement following the course but you must be aware that your application may not be successful and therefore you must be prepared to cover the fee costs in full yourself.

Greek & Latin

Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15 people and, as far as possible, comprise of students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they usually find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

The Summer School in Classics caters for a wide range of interests and for both school and university students as well as those who wish to learn Greek or Latin, or to revive their knowledge of the languages. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew

We are delighted to be able to offer courses for Beginners in Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew (subject to sufficient demand). It may be possible to offer an Intermediate Coptic class. Students should contact the Director ( in the first instance.


For all general enquiries, please contact:

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