Classics & English Year 12 Taster Day

Oriel College is hosting a Classics & English Taster Day (in collaboration with the English and Classics Faculties) for Year 12 students from UK state schools on Thursday 13th June. The event is free to attend and involves a full, one-day programme of events to acquaint prospective students with this joint honours degree course.

 

The programme will run from 10am-4pm on Thursday 13th June, and will be hosted at Oriel College (OX1 4EW) and the Faculty of Classics (Ioannou Centre, OX1 3LU). The Taster Day is free to attend, and lunch is included. Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements, but those who feel that travel expenses are likely to hinder their ability to attend the event are encouraged to enquire with the Oriel College Outreach Officer (outreach@oriel.ox.ac.uk) about financial support. Please note that as this event is held during the University term, no accommodation is available.

 

Programme (details and speakers TBC)

Attendees will be invited to arrive at Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW, between 9.30 and 9.55am to register.

10:00-11:00: Welcome talk, including course overview & admissions tests

11:15-12:15: Interdisciplinary academic session

12:15-13:00: Lunch in the Oriel College dining hall, and tours of the college with current undergraduates

Attendees will be escorted to the Faculty of Classics, St Giles OX1 3LU, after lunch.

13:15-14:15: Latin and/or Greek Taster Session

14:30-15:30: Interdisciplinary academic session

15:30-16:00: Q&A with college and faculty staff, academics, and current students

 

Please complete the form below before midnight on Monday 20th May to apply for a place on the Classics & English Study Day. Places will be confirmed after the deadline.

 

Applicants must be:

  • Currently in Year 12 at a UK state school
  • Studying English Literature or English Literature & Language at A-Level
  • On track to achieve AAA across three A-Level subjects including English
  • Interested in literature, the ancient world, and the ways these subject areas interact with one another!

No prior experience of studying the ancient world or an ancient language is required, although applicants who do study Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, and/or an ancient language are also very welcome! 

 

There are 40 places available on this taster day. In the event of oversubscription, students from non-selective schools and/or with limited prior experience of studying ancient languages or the ancient world will be prioritised. Please complete the form below before midnight on Monday 20th May to apply for a place on the Classics & English Study Day. Places will be confirmed after the deadline.

 

Any further questions should be directed to India Collins-Davies, Oriel College Outreach Officer (outreach@oriel.ox.ac.uk).