Classics Abroad 2020 Online

Dates & Times

Monday 27th - Friday 31st July 2020 (2 hours per day) | 13:00-15:00 BST via Zoom.


We are excited to bring Classics Abroad 2020 online this year, our Florence-based summer course devoted to exploring the classical influence and inspiration behind the literature, history, art and culture of Florence. 

This year, topics include: Latin Love Elegy (watch the trailer!) Virgil and Dante's Inferno, Lucretius and the Renaissance,  Black Africans in Renaissance Art and the Classical Nude. Click here for the full seminar timetable. Resources will be provided for each day, which will require pre-reading or independent analysis beforehand. There are optional languages and experiences which you can add on to your week (see below). 

Our Approach

We aim to combine the best elements of an engaging sixth form lesson with the academic depth of university level study. Students are encouraged to draw links across genres and time periods, looking at topics with "fresh eyes". Our guest speakers embody the passion and intellectual curiosity that we hope to inspire in others!

Who can attend?

School leavers, university students and mature students with personal or academic interests in the classical world and Renaissance literature, art and culture. Previous study of Classics may be beneficial, but is not required.

What's Included

  • 2 hours per day of lectures held online. 

  • 10-15 thematic sessions that span history, literature, art and culture with a focus on Classics and the Renaissance. 

  • An amazing lineup of guest speakers from the UK, Italy and USA.

  • Lesson resources, suggested reading list and optional end-of-week project. 

Course Fee: £95.00 

Click here for seminar timetable and day-only enrolment. 

Income generated from this course will contribute towards funding travel bursaries for our future courses in Italy. Every sign up helps, so please do spread the word!

Optional Add-Ons* 

Languages | 11:00-12:00 BST NOW CLOSED

  • Beginner's Latin

  • Intermediate Latin (GCSE Level)

  • Beginner's Italian

  • Intermediate Italian (A2/B1 Level)

+ £50 / 5 x 1 hour lessons. 

Experiences | Thursday 30th July 16:00 BST NOW CLOSED

  • Ancient Spiced Wine Class (Learn how to make different types of ancient and Renaissance wine; an ingredient list will be provided with items you will need to purchase beforehand)

+ £15 / 1 x 1 hour workshop.

*You will not need to pay for optional add-ons until classes are confirmed (min. 5 and max. 10 students). 

1. Fill out an application form online

2. Wait 3-5 working days to hear back from us. 

3. Course fee payment will secure your place and you'll receive a suggested reading list.


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