Why choose Classical Civilisation?
Learn to develop an independent critical approach to literature, history and politics.
Classical Civilisation involves in-depth study of the classical Greek and Roman worlds which have strongly influenced western literature, theatre, art and philosophy. You will learn to develop an independent, critical approach to literature, history and politics and to form strong analytical skills. Many students find it a valuable support for other arts subjects, while for others it is a pleasing contrast to the sciences.
You will have the opportunity to go on trips to plays, conferences, museums and, in some years, to visit classical sites abroad such as those in Rome, Sicily and Greece. There is also the opportunity to take an informal Greek class at lunchtime and to take part in student-led Classics society which offers opportunities to hear outside speakers, presentations, debates, discussions and experience games on classical themes. Many students of Classical Civilisation go on to study classical subjects at university; others find that the analytical thinking and writing skills prove to be a great help in other higher education courses and in any career.
“Classics is a unique subject in many ways. It is both about ancient history and politics but also an insight into the ancient world through literature. The teachers are very inventive in their teaching style and are always happy to help you at any time of day.”