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ARLT Summer School 2013


This year’s Summer School was held at Roehampton University, a fitting location due to its strong neoclassical heritage. As usual, the summer school was a non-stop experience, packed with classical activities from morning till night. Participants attended interactive inset sessions, lectures from leading academics, Medea the musical (a modern interpretation of Euripides, ideal for students) a visit to the British Museum and classically inspired social activities. The Summer School is a wonderful opportunity to gain new teaching ideas, increase your own classical knowledge and meet other classicists from around the country, and the world.

 

My own personal highlights include hearing about school collaboration through classical drama in Australia, via skype live from Sydney, and learning about Pompeian Reception in modern art, following a wonderful visit to Life and Death in Herculaneum at the British Museum. Every Summer School provides a different, but excellent, experience, and Alex Smith is to be congratulated on directing another thoroughly successful week. The ARLT sends out its thanks to all involved, in particular the option group leaders who put in so much of their time to provide such a wide variety of sessions this year. Next year’s Summer School will be held in Durham- keep checking the ARLT website for details.

Emma Cope