Exciting Enrichment Seminars by our Classics tutor

Exciting Enrichment Seminars

We are thrilled to share some incredible news with you. Martin Roberts, a dedicated Classics tutor at our college, has an extraordinary opportunity to offer you. He is conducting captivating enrichment seminars that will transport you into the world of the classical era. Allow us to take a moment to express why embracing classicism and exploring this ancient world is an absolutely fantastic idea!

During his own student days, Martin ventured off the beaten path, inspired to become a classicist as his parents pursued their own academic endeavors. Little did he know that this decision would lead him to a realm of wonder and ignite a lifelong passion. Now, he stands before us, eager to provide a glimpse into the countless reasons why embarking on this classical journey is truly worthwhile.

Let’s cast our gaze back over the last 3,000 years of human history, and it becomes evident that the ancient Greeks and Romans profoundly influenced the Western world. Their cultures reigned supreme, expanding their reach and leaving an indelible mark on trade, politics, and historical legacies that persist to this day. Exploring the classical period will enable us to appreciate the vast impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide.

Let’s begin with the illustrious Greeks, led by the renowned cities of Athens and Sparta. Every time we revel in a theater performance, savor melodious music, seek medical care, or engage with comedic or tragic works, we indirectly forge a connection with the Greeks. On the other hand, the Romans, known for their practicality, gave us architectural marvels and governmental systems that remain the pillars of our contemporary world.

Consider, for instance, the United Nations. Although it doesn’t precisely mirror the Roman system, it draws upon its procedures and cultural principles. Furthermore, when we delve into moral or political philosophy, we find ourselves building upon the profound ideas of esteemed philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. While they may have been flawed in some ways, their influence on our modern thinking is undeniably significant. A visit to the Ashmolean Museum will unveil how the Greeks and Romans shaped the realms of art, sculpture, and even music.

These enlightening enrichment seminars aim to introduce students to the richness of Greek and Roman cultures, opening up a whole new realm of knowledge and fostering a deep appreciation for their contributions, and how they have shaped the very world we live in today.

Stay tuned for more details as we embark on this captivating adventure together!