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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 2014

The London Summer School in Classics 2014 will be held at King's College London from Tuesday 08 July 2014 until Thursday 17 July 2014 inclusive.

NB: The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.

Application forms

The deadline for applications for 2014 was Friday 30 May 2014.

NB Applications for the Summer Schools in Coptic, Syriac and Hebrew will be accepted until 01 July 2014.

Late applications may be accepted, with the prior agreement of the course director, Dr Fiona Haarer

To apply, please select either the PDF or Word version of the application form as preferred:

Please complete the form and return it to the address below.

Cost

The course fees are £150.

If you wish to pay online, please visit the Short Course Online Prospectus (link), and (under the 'Apply' tab) click 'Apply Now'. You will need to create a user account, but will then have the option to make an online payment after completing a short form. 

The online payment option will be available until Friday 13 June 2014.

Contact

If you have any enquiries or difficulties downloading the application forms, please contact:

Victoria Gyori (Secretary)
London Summer School in Classics
Department of Classics
King’s College London
Strand
London WC2R 2LS

Email: lssc@kcl.ac.uk

Organisation

The London Summer School in Classics is held at King’s College London and UCL in alternate years. In 2014, it will be held at King's where the Director is Dr Fiona Haarer.

The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching from 10.30am to 4.30pm. There are four language classes each day as well as lectures and a debate. 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.

Five full-fee bursaries, generously supported by the Classical Association, will be available, and successful applicants will be expected to write a report for the Classical Association. Application forms will be in the welcome packs given to attendees on 08 July. However, in order to reserve your place you must pay your full fees before 30 May (13 June if using the online payment option). If you are a successful bursary applicant you will receive a reimbursement following the course but you must be aware that this may not occur and thus be prepared to personally cover the fee costs in full.

Greek & Latin

Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15 people and, as far as possible, the groups are comprised 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).

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