Classics > Outreach > What we Offer > Classics Study & Taster Days

Classics Taster/Study Days give you the opportunity to come to Oxford and learn about a particular area of Classics through expert-guided tuition. They offer students of all ages a unique opportunity to:

  • Experience the University atmosphere and gain an insight into what it's like to be a student at this famous seat of learning.
  • Meet current undergraduate students, graduates and Faculty tutors; this is particularly helpful for those who are interested in the Classical world but have not had like-minded people to share experiences with before.
  • Enjoy some of the sights of Oxford with its world-renowned architecture and beautiful college gardens. Explore the famous museums and galleries which belong to the University, with guided tours, workshops and object-handling sessions.
  • Soak up new ideas and helpful tips from experts in the field. Receive inspiring academic talks on various areas of the Classical world, participate in Drama and object-handling workshops, gain useful insight and tips on admissions through our session: 'Demystifying the Admissions process' (informal Q&A).

Classics Taster/Study Days can also be tailor-made for schools and colleges; if you have a specific topic to explore or are looking for curriculum enrichment then we can cater for your needs. 

What pupils and teachers have said:

"I found that the trip was very informative and really opened my mind to the possibilities and advantages to studying Classics at Oxford. I enjoyed looking around the college that we visited and it really changed my opinion about the university"Bennett Memorial, Year 10 student

"I enjoyed the whole day but what I enjoyed the most was the learning ancient Greek workshop as it was fun and extremely interesting. It was fantastic, fun filled day and very thought provoking".Kelmscott School, Year 7 student

"A fantastic day which allowed our students to have experiences they will always remember. It has allowed our students to see that Oxford University is within reach and is not only for a selected few. It has also increased their enthusiasm for studying Classics at university". – Totton College lecturer.