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Oxford Classics Documentary Shorts

05-09-2013 14:08

Interested in the ancient world?
Interested in film-making?

Learn to make a documentary at Oxford University!

The Classics Faculty at Oxford University are looking for Year 12 (Lower Sixth) students for a one-day course on how to research, write, present and film short documentaries about ancient artefacts in the Ashmolean Museum. Whether you’re already interested in the ancient world and/or filmmaking, or just curious about Oxford, we’d like to hear from you.

What is it?

A one-day course on Tuesday 29th October 2013 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. You’ll be shown how to make a short documentary film about an object in the Museum collection and helped to film it.

Who can take part?

Students in Year 12 (Lower Sixth). You don’t need to be studying a Classical subject. 

What will I get?

  • Training from an Oxford University media team in how to design your film
  • Help from tutors from Oxford’s Classics Faculty to research and write your script
  • Lunch in an Oxford college
  • The chance to film your documentary inside the Ashmolean Museum
  • An opportunity to learn more about Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (CAAH) and other Classical degrees at Oxford, and to talk to Oxford students

How to apply

E-mail Dr Jane Masséglia ( for an application form, and apply before 8th October. You’ll hear whether you have a place on the course shortly after.

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