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Classics Taster Day - Friday 21 February 2014

10-01-2014 16:22

Classics Taster Day, Friday 21 February 2014

Hosted by Balliol College in liaison with the Classics Faculty

The event is aimed at Year 10 and Year 11 students who are interested in understanding more about the study of Classics at university. No prior knowledge of any classical subject or language is required, just general enthusiasm and an open mind. This event will particularly suit GCSE students who are considering taking a range of humanities subjects at A-Level (or IB), including English, Modern or Classical Languages, History and/or Art – to name a few.

The event will take place between three sites, Balliol College, the Classics Faculty and the Ashmolean Museum, offering attending students an opportunity to experience a bit of what studying at university might be like. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet current undergraduates of the University, as well as hearing more about applying to university in general and to Oxford University in particular. Below is a brief outline of the day:

10.00 Arrival Classics Faculty
10.15 Welcome Classics Faculty
10.30 An introduction to Classics at Oxford Classics Faculty
11.15 Classics lecture given by Adrian Kelly, Fellow of Balliol College Classics Faculty
12.15 Lunch in Balliol Hall Balliol College
13.00 Tour of Balliol College Balliol College
14.00 Ashmolean Museum tour Ashmolean Museum
15.00 Evaluation Classics Faculty
15.30 Departure Classics Faculty










There is no cost for this event: all activities, including lunch, are free of charge to participants.

To register for your place, please fill in the booking form.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with Kate Kettle, David Freeman Outreach and Student Support Officer, at

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