P/T Classics courses at Madingly Hall

Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

We are now inviting applications for our 2017/18 programme of part-time Certificate and Diploma courses here at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).

 All of our Certificates and Diplomas are taught part-time and lead to full University of Cambridge qualifications.

Teaching takes place at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century country house near Cambridge set in 8 acres of landscaped grounds.

 How to apply

 You can find out more about all our courses and apply online at:


 For Latin and Greek courses go here:


The deadline for applications is 4 September 2017.

  Please don’t hesitate to contact me at enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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 Joshua Hatley

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Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

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 We are part of the University of Cambridge and provide part-time and short courses for adults.

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Scholarships available for the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome

Announcement of Competition

Latin, Greek and Humanities at the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome – Italy

Academic year 2013-2014

The Academy Vivarium Novum is offering ten full tuition scholarships for high school students of the European Union (16-18 years old) and ten full tuition scholarships  for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. The scholarships will cover all of the costs of room, board, teaching and didactic materials for courses to be held from October 7, 2013 until June 14, 2014 on the grounds of the Academy’s campus at Rome.

Application letters must be sent to info@vivariumnovum.net by July 15th in order to receive consideration.

A good knowledge of the fundamental of Latin and Greek is required.

The courses will be as follows:

Latin language (fundamental and advanced)

Greek language (fundamental and advanced)

Latin composition

Roman History

Ancient Latin literature

History of ancient Philosophy

Renaissance and Neo-Latin literature

Latin and Greek music and poetry

Classics reading seminars

The goal is to achieve a perfect command of both Latin and Greek through a total immersion in the two languages in order to master without any hindrances the texts and concepts which have been handed down from the ancient times, middle ages, the Renaissance period and modern era, and to cultivate the humanities in a manner similar to the  Renaissance humanists.

All the classes will be conducted in Latin, except for Greek classes which will be conducted in ancient Greek.

In the letter the prospective student should indicate the following:

1. Full name;

2. Date and location of birth;

3. What school you currently attend;

4. How long you have studied Latin and/or Greek;

5. Which authors and works you have read;

6. Other studies and primary interests outside of school.

In addition, please attach a recent passport/ID photograph.

(For more information about the Academy, you may visit the website www.vivariumnovum.net.)

All Greek to them – in New South Wales

classics back in vogue as schools embrace languishing languages:

“The classics are enjoying a revival in NSW high schools and universities, reflecting a similar trend in England where Boris Johnson’s Latin in London scheme is one of several initiatives to bring classical languages into more lives.

Latin is now the most popular language at the school, which is considering offering classical Greek as well. ”Why it has exploded the way it has, I don’t know,” she said. ”They just fall in love with it.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/all-greek-to-them-classics-back-in-vogue-as-schools-embrace-languishing-languages-20111016-1lrfe.html#ixzz1bLSg8xRo


Orestes in Leeds

17th-19th March at 7.30pm at Stage@Leeds

World première of Alex Clark’s adaptation of Euripides’ play
Associated events:
Play-reading Group
Pre-performance talks
Public Masterclass

For full details visit http://visitingresearchfellowship.blogspot.com/p/events.html

Schools’ events at Liverpool

Language Taster Day
Friday 18 February

Ancient Worlds Summer School
25 July – 5 August

Now look, Latin’s fine, but Greek might be even Beta!

Catchy headline for an article in the TES which quotes a number of Heads on why they support the scheme to improve children’s literacy by sampling Greek. Last week’s issue, but I have only just come across it.  Go here:


Rouse – our founder

Thanks to Keith Rogers for the following:

Teachers of Greek who are keen to adopt a more communicative/direct method approach to teaching will be interested to know that Rouse’s ‘A Greek boy at home’ has now been revised and reprinted.  See the following link for more details and sample pages etc.


Latin and Greek speaking in York

 A new Latin and Ancient Greek speaking Circle – “Circulus Latinus
 Graecusque Eboracensis” – has recently been set up for Yorkshire, in
 order to promote the enjoyment of Latin and Ancient Greek as living
 languages within the Yorkshire region. This is a new undertaking and
 we would like to encourage as many people as possible, of all ages, to
 join and help us! More information and contact details can be found at

Spoken Ancient Greek

Thanks to Keith Rogers for the following:

The Classical Greek pedagogy site recently posted information about a new text aimed at using a communicative approach to teach the Greek language. It is focused on the Koine dialect of the first Century AD (New Testament, Plutarch, etc.).

There is an ongoing discussion at this website:


 More details about the book itself together with audio recordings and video clips can be seen at:


 Keith Rogers

New (?) OUP paperback translations

Among translations published last month are the Oresteia (Christopher Collard) Medea and other plays (James Morwood), The Trojan Women and other plays (James Morwood)Birds and other plays (Stephen Halliwell).