The Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP) is excited to announce a widespread review and a period of development of the Cambridge Latin Course (CLC). This will be a collaborative enterprise between the CSCP team, Latin teachers and their pupils, and the wider Classics community.
At this innovative launch event CSCP will present you with an opportunity to influence the future direction of the CLC.
Discussion will include:
- mode of delivery
- value in preparing for GCSE Latin:
- accompanying technology
- support offered to teachers
This invitation is extended predominantly to teachers who use or would like to use the CLC with their classes at any level, but we welcome the voices of anyone with an interest in shaping its future.
There is no charge for the event. If we are oversubscribed, places will be allocated to maximise the diversity of participating voices. Subject to demand we may run this event again online or in a second location.
Date: 3rd November, 2018
Time: 10:15am to 4:30pm (refreshments available from 10:00am)
Location: Mary Allen Building, Homerton College, Cambridge
The Department of Classics at King’s College London is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious Classics departments in the world. Excitingly, King’s is radically changing the way it teaches Classics to undergraduate students, in a way that really democratizes the subject for state school students. Students, who have no previous knowledge of Latin or Greek, will be able graduate from King’s after three years with a BA in Classics (Greek and Latin). To reiterate: a degree in Classics, not Classical Civilization/Studies, not Ancient History, not Classical Archaeology.
So how is this possible? The school student applies to King’s for either Classical Studies, or Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. In their first year, the student takes up an ancient language module (either Latin or Greek), plus the ‘Introduction to Greek and Latin Literature’ module, alongside whatever other modules the student would like to do from the list of first-year modules. If the student does well in their ancient language in their first year, they can then switch onto the BA in Classics. They then do a summer school in the language; then continue onto their second year; then a further summer school after that; and then complete their degree in the third year. The extra summer schools are included in the tuition fee. This is a unique opportunity in a world-class department.
For more information, please contact the Head of the Department of Classics, Dr Daniel Orrells (firstname.lastname@example.org), who himself attended a comprehensive school in England and believes passionately in making Classics as accessible as possible.
We are delighted to announce the Iris Festival of Natural History, Art and More on 27th March, 2019.
This event will be a large community event to celebrate the Rumble Museum at Cheney School as it continues the process of becoming the first Arts Council Accredited museum in a state school.
There will be five main discovery zones: Natural History, Art, Archaeology, Storytelling and Anthropology. Each zone will contain activities, stalls, exhibitions, workshops, and a wide range of visiting museums with artefacts to handle and explore. There will be shows including animatronic dinosaurs, as well as the opportunity to see birds of prey! There will also be fossils pits, an opportunity to make your own prints at a printing press, the Story Museum’s Little Shop of Stories, an ancient Greek daily life museum, Roman music, artists’ exhibitions, as well as a cafe serving refreshments and hot and cold drinks.
The event will include expert talks as well as a wide range of stalls, activities and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to follow an exciting new model Dragonfly Trail as they explore the site, with each discovery zone containing striking decorations, workshops, stalls, performances and activities themed on different aspects of museum learning.
The stalls, activities and exhibitions run from 3.30 until 6pm. It is free and caters for all ages. Primary and secondary school groups are warmly welcome.
The following talks will also take place throughout the afternoon and evening:
3.30 – 4pm – Professor Richard Fortey, Natural Historian and Palaeontologist
4.15 – 4.45pm – Professor Helen King, ‘Ancient Greek Magic and Medicine’
5.15 – 5.45pm – Peter Randall-Page, Artist and Sculptor, Royal Academician
6 – 6.45pm – Will Gompertz, BBC Chief Arts Correspondent
The festival itself does not require booking unless you are visiting with a school group. Talks do need to be booked, and can be done so by emailing email@example.com