Postgraduate Latin Summer School
The Department of Classics, University of Reading
is delighted to repeat its successful
Postgraduate Latin Summer School
7 July - 8 August 2014
This Summer School is open to students who have graduated or are in their final year of a BA. This is an ideal course for those planning to do postgraduate work or to pursue a career in Classics teaching.
The Summer School is supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, the Classical Association and The Roman Society We expect to be able to offer part-bursaries.
The Summer School will begin with a welcome lunch at 12 noon on Monday 7 July. On each week day after, there will be four hours of classes - two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Students are expected to put in around four hours of private study each day. The summer school will also include an optional weekend visit to Silchester Roman Town (http://www.reading.ac.uk/silchester/)
Students will be taught in two groups, beginners and intermediate.
On Wednesday afternoons there will be a special seminar led by a member of academic staff in the Classics Department at Reading. These seminars take place in the Ure Museum in the Classics Department.
The Summer School will be taught by Dr Gill Knight (University of Reading) and Dr Rod Freeman (St Andrews).
The price of the course is £500; we have kept costs down for three years running because we are committed to making this Summer School accessible to those who need it. The cost includes the five-week course, but excludes accommodation, travel, meals, and course books. If you would like to be considered for a part-bursary, please indicate so in your application to the Summer School.
Self-catering accommodation a few minutes' walk from the campus will be available. Accommodation fees per week will range from £110 to £160. Further information on room-type choices available and rates will follow after your application has been accepted and your deposit received.
Lunch and dinner are not provided as part of the summer school, but there are plenty of cafes on campus, or you can bring sandwiches. Tea and coffee making facilities will be available in the Classics Department.
The Summer School will be based in room G40 in the HumSS building (building 1 on the campus map: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/UORMap_Whiteknightscampus_BW_01.11.pdf .
Students attending the Summer School will have access to the resources room in the Classics Department, room G40, as well as to the Ure Museum in the Department. They will also be able to access the university library throughout their time in Reading. They will also be able to enjoy the friendly, green campus of the University, including the state-of-the-art SportsPark.
Student Comments from 2013
'I have a much firmer grasp of grammar and sentence structure. More importantly, I have a greater confidence in my own ability and a greater readiness to fight through whatever text I need to read.
I believe that as a group we made an enormous progress in our Latin knowledge this summer ... I managed not only to improve my way of teaching Latin but also to communicate with different people, exchange ideas and make some precious friends!
I am now also able to research and write an article for publication on the uses of Latin words in a glossary, something I could not have done before attending this Latin summer school. Overall, it has enabled me to progress in my academic career, at a time when I need it most.
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