Events

Apr 2020

04Apr2020

Roman Coins Uncovered - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Roman Coins Uncovered
Saturday 4th April 2-5pm £35

Spend an exciting afternoon unravelling the meaning of the inscriptions and images on Roman Coins. This online course entails looking at a range of coins from Ancient Rome and learning about the history and politics that inspired their manufacture.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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10Apr2020

Academic Practice - CLASS FULL - ONLINE

From 12.00pm until 1.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Academic Practice - CLASS FULL
6 weeks - £75

This course is intended to teach students the academic practices required for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level with particular reference to Classical and Archaeological Studies. Practical skills such as the use of IT for word processing, referencing and research will be combined with the more complex issues of argument synthesis, analysis of primary evidence and written expositions. This course will help you to develop the skill of selective reading; be able to analyse the usefulness of secondary sources and the issues surrounding different translations of the texts. It will also assist with recognising the themes and genres of Classical Literature, and Ancient History, and methods of historical interpretation. It will assist participants in developing an understanding of the appropriate and diverse range of primary and secondary materials and of the appropriate methods of interpretation. The ultimate aim is for students to be able to develop  academic practice skills in order to make written expositions with structured and coherent arguments, according to accepted academic conventions. Students will be asked to complete and submit short pieces of homework each week relating to the topic of the classes which will take approximately 1 hour per week.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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11Apr2020

Herodotus' Histories - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Herodotus' Histories - ONLINE
Saturday 11th April 2020 2-5pm

Herodotus offers a conceptual mapping of the world and the Greeks’ place in it.  The Histories is an extraordinary piece of literature following in the footsteps of the Ionian natural scientists and travellers who had collected information about the natural world.  The Histories achieved this but went further still, introducing information they did not have.  Other lands, their position and relationship to Greece were all of importance in helping the Greeks understand their place in the world.  This seminar does the same for participants through a close reading of various parts of the text including amongst others: Cyrus and the rise of Persia, Herodotus on tyranny, Sparta, Marathon, Salamis and the theft of élite women by foreign powers.  Participants do not need to have read the whole of the Histories to attend this seminar but a good overall view of the text would be useful.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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13Apr2020

Developing Research Ideas - ONLINE

From 12.00pm until 1.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

 

Developing Research Ideas
10 Seminars over Six Months

This course is made up of 10 research seminars, spread over 6 months between April and September.  In these seminars, participants have the opportunity to present their research to their peers and benefit from academic discussion, suggestions and support from each other. Each seminar will also cover particular aspects of the skills required for scholarly research and writing at postgraduate level and beyond.  As well as support and guidance from the seminar leader, there will be a peer mentoring scheme in which participants support each other, with additional group mentoring from scholars who themselves have experience of researching and writing extended assignments.  To ensure that each participant is able to get the very best from the course, places are limited.  

All the seminars are on Mondays from 12pm-1.30pm. The dates are: 13/4; 4/5; 25/5; 8/6; 29/6; 13/7; 27/7; 10/8; 24/8 and 14/9.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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13Apr2020

Academic Practice - ONLINE

From 5.00pm until 6.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Academic Practice
6 weeks - £90

This course is intended to teach students the academic practices required for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level with particular reference to Classical and Archaeological Studies. Practical skills such as the use of IT for word processing, referencing and research will be combined with the more complex issues of argument synthesis, analysis of primary evidence and written expositions. This course will help you to develop the skill of selective reading; be able to analyse the usefulness of secondary sources and the issues surrounding different translations of the texts. It will also assist with recognising the themes and genres of Classical Literature, and Ancient History, and methods of historical interpretation. It will assist participants in developing an understanding of the appropriate and diverse range of primary and secondary materials and of the appropriate methods of interpretation. The ultimate aim is for students to be able to develop  academic practice skills in order to make written expositions with structured and coherent arguments, according to accepted academic conventions. Students will be asked to complete and submit short pieces of homework each week relating to the topic of the classes which will take approximately 1 hour per week.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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14Apr2020

Latin for Improvers - Stage 1 - ONLINE

From 10:00am until 11:30am

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin Improvers - Stage 1
6 weeks - £90

This course builds on ‘Latin for Beginners’ and expands the working knowledge of Latin into more complex grammar and texts.  We will move onto the past and future tenses and work with a range of Latin texts from which you will learn about the life of Romans, their beliefs and politics.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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14Apr2020

Latin for Improvers - Stage 2 - ONLINE

From 7.00pm until 8.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin for Improvers - Stage 2
6 weeks - £90

This course builds on ‘Latin for Improvers - Stage 1’ and expands the working knowledge of Latin yet further into more complex grammar and texts.  We will work with a range of Latin texts from which you will learn about the life of Romans, their beliefs and politics.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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18Apr2020

Metamorphoses, Animal Myths and Trickster Mythology - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Metamorphoses, Animal Myths and Trickster Mythology
Saturday 18th April 2020 2-5pm £35

In this course we begin with the trickster god Hermes and then look at two famous trickster heroes, Sisyphus and Autolycus. After that we consider the important figure of the Titan Prometheus, and compare him with some Middle Eastern gods which gives us a chance to look at trickery in the Old Testament as well. After that we come back to Greek mythology, looking at the important figure of the goddess as trickster. This takes us to the theme of the trickster as underdog, and we spend some time on the character of Odysseus. We then turn to the rich mythical references in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and look at the many cases of young women changing into trees or birds, pirates into dolphins, rulers into stars and the like. The questions we ask of this text is why the Greeks created so many myths of this type, why they were popular with Classical authors and what kind of view of the natural and supernatural world is implied in them.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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21Apr2020

Advanced Academic Practice - ONLINE

From 12.00pm until 1.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Advanced Academic Practice
6 weeks - £110

This intensive 6 week programme builds on the existing 6 week Academic Practice course and is designed for those who wish to take their academic writing to the advanced standard required at dissertation level for Masters into that which is required at PhD level. Practical sessions on scholarly writing will include syntax, synthesis, and style. Research methods, close reading of written and material evidence, methodologies and using theory is also included. Candidates’ level of grammar and punctuation will be individually reviewed.

Participants will be asked to produce short pieces of work as practice and the feedback will inform additional fundamentals of the course. Material will not be generic, but bespoke, and will respond to the object and purpose of the participants’ writing.

In order each candidate gets the best from the course, only 6 spaces are available per presentation. Further courses will run at later dates. 

10% discount is available for Open University students and for those who have previously attended a course with Gina May Events. For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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23Apr2020

Roman Values, Authority and Self - ONLINE

From 12.30pm until 2.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

 

Roman Values, Authority and Self
10 Weeks £165

This course looks at the Roman Empire from the point of view of the Romans and those that were Romanised by them.  It starts at Actium before moving onto Augustus and his rule.  It then goes on to Pompeii, Ostia and other parts of the Empire such as Greece, Asia, Britain and Africa.  It considers the way in which the Romans presented themselves at home and abroad.  This will be done by looking at a range of evidence including standing and material culture, archaeology, texts, inscriptions, art and coins.  The course ends with fall of Rome and in the East and the West.   

It will be taught through a combination of presentations, workshop analyses of various evidence and discussion.  The course size is limited in order that each participant can contribute comfortably.  If there is sufficient demand, this course will repeat in the evenings.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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25Apr2020

Homer's Iliad - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Homer's Iliad - ONLINE
Saturday 25th April 2020 2-5pm

This interactive seminar consists of a close reading of Homer’s Iliad. The plot, characters and meaning of the poem are examined in detail within the context of the Homeric world. The value of the poem as an historical document is also considered alongside the influence that it has had on literature through the middle ages and into modernity.

This three hour course is part of the series of Saturday Afternoon Seminars which take an in-depth look at the seminal works and concepts of the ancient world. Having taken part, you will have a thorough understanding of the poem, why it has been part of the literary canon and a subject of study since the 5th century BC, and the ability to use the text as primary source evidence in academic work at any level.

It is not necessary to have read the Iliad in full before attending the course, but it would be useful to have researched the plot and have an idea of who the main characters are. This information can be obtained from online encyclopaedia-style sources.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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May 2020

02May2020

The Odyssey - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

The Odyssey- ONLINE
Saturday 2nd May 2020 2-5pm

‘Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered full many ways …’.  Homer’s  Odyssey is one of the most important pieces of literature in the Western canon.  This epic poem tells of gods and heroes and monsters and mayhem as Odysseus finds his way home.  It was only about 450 miles from Troy to Ithica but because of the anger, jealousy and spite of the gods, combined with the curiosity, greed and often stupidity of Odysseus and his men, they travelled in excess of 5,000 miles.  This interactive seminar is a close reading of the Odyssey which looks at the plot, characters and meaning of the poem within the context of the Homeric world.  This three hour course is part of the series of Saturday Afternoon Seminars which take an in-depth look at the seminal works and concepts of the ancient world. Having taken part, you will have a thorough understanding of the poem, why it has been part of the literary canon and a subject of study since the 5th century BC, and the ability to use the text as primary source evidence in academic work at any level.

It is not necessary to have read the Odyssey in full before attending the course, but it would be useful to have researched the plot and have an idea of who the main characters are. This information can be obtained from online encyclopaedia-style sources.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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09May2020

Ovid's Metamorphoses - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Ovid's Metamorphoses - ONLINE
Saturday 9th May 2020 2-5pm

‘I want to speak about bodies changed into new forms. You, gods, since you are the ones who alter these, and all other things, inspire my attempt, and spin out a continuous thread of words, from the world's first origins to my own time …’.   The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful and capricious, forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus' capriciousness is reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans.  By studying a representative number of episodes from the Metamorphoses this Saturday Afternoon Seminar investigates the concepts, functions, and criticism of transformation in the Greco-Roman world.  

It is not necessary to have read the Metamorphoses in full before attending the course, but it would be useful to have researched the poem and have a broad understanding of the themes that it explores.  This information can be obtained from online encyclopaedia-style sources.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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16May2020

Virgil's Aeneid - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Virgil's Aeneid - ONLINE
Saturday 16th May 2020 2-5pm

The Aeneid is the story of a man who lived over three thousand years ago.  After the fall of Troy Aeneas escaped to his ships and set off on his epic journey to fulfil his destiny to found Rome.  Many years later, Augustus had become Emperor following a period of civil unrest and needed to cement his position in power and show his people the extent of his pietas and dignitas.  Virgil was called upon to create an epic and give Rome the kind of provenance enjoyed by the Greeks through the Iliad and the Aeneid.  The result is an extraordinarily powerful text which borrows scenes and motifs from Homer but has its own character and style.  This seminar will look at each of the 12 Books in turn analysing how they work as part of the text and how they fulfilled the remit given to Virgil by Augustus.  It is not necessary for participants to have read the whole of the Aeneid, but a good overall view of the text would be useful.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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23May2020

The Kindness of Strangers - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

The Kindness of Strangers
Saturday 23rd May 2020 2-5pm £35

This course looks at the issue of child sacrifice and abandonment in Western Europe from antiquity up until the Middle Ages. We will consider the religious and social reasons for infanticide, exposure and abandonment and what drives a parent to dispose of a child in this way. The question of law and punishment for killing a child will also be considered from the Egyptian’s abhorrence at such an act, through the Greek and Roman worlds into England in the 17th century and the draconian law that tried to stop mothers passing off murdered newborns as stillbirths by punishing any woman who gave birth without a witness and couldn’t produce a living child. This illuminative course offers a new look at attitudes to childhood, the nature of the family, property and the nature of birth control from the ancient into the modern world.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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30May2020

Latin Love Elegy - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin Love Elegy - ONLINE
Saturday 30th May 2020 2-5pm

Never before had a culture produced the kind of poetry seen in the early 1st century AD.  Love Elegy was a new genre written by professional poets who were ‘militia amoris’ – fighting in love’s army.  Love Elegy contains poems which explore the ecstasy of the agony of being in love with a woman of the ‘demi-monde’.  Love elegists including Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid form the main focus of this seminar together with a look at the culture within which they produced this extraordinary style of writing.  Participants will receive a list of the poems to be covered in advance of the seminar so that they can familiarise themselves with the texts.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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Jun 2020

02Jun2020

Latin for Improvers - Stage 1 - ONLINE

From 12:00pm until 1:30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin Improvers - Stage 1
6 weeks - £90

This course builds on ‘Latin for Beginners’ and expands the working knowledge of Latin into more complex grammar and texts.  We will move onto the past and future tenses and work with a range of Latin texts from which you will learn about the life of Romans, their beliefs and politics.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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06Jun2020

Roman Funerary Practice and working with Inscriptions - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Roman Funerary Practice and working with Inscriptions
Saturday 6th June 2020 2-5pm £35

The term funus is used to cover everything that happened from the hour of death until the last post-burial rites. These practices were influenced by the notion of pollution and so the living had to carry out acts of purification. This course will look at the various rituals surrounding dying, death, burial and post-burial. It will consider the different types of funerals held for the well off, distinguished persons, the military, emperors and members of their family. Using ancient sources such as Virgil, Ovid and Pliny, we will look at the importance of funerary customs and what they tell us about dying in Rome. The second part of the course will look at how to work with inscriptions on tombstones and what they tell us about men, women and children’s deaths and the way in which they were mourned.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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09Jun2020

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners - ONLINE

From 10:00am until 11:30am

At ONLINE ONLY

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners
6 weeks - £90

The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic images are mysterious and intriguing, but they are not as hard as they look to decipher! This course introduces you to the basics of this ancient Egyptian form of communication that is seen on so many artefacts on display around the world.  You will learn how to decipher hieroglyphs and you will very quickly be able to read real objects from museums and ancient sites. The course is in workshop format with participants working through material under the guidance of the tutor who will give personal instruction, advice, and encouragement.  Later in the year, when the current circumstances with social distancing is behind us, there will be the opportunity to sign up to  a tutor-led day of activities in London which will include an extended face to face tutorial in the morning, lunch, and a close reading of some of the artefacts in the British Museum in the afternoon.  The set book for this course is How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.  This step-by-step guide is available from Amazon second hand starting at less than £2 and new for around £5.  The class size will be strictly limited to ensure that each participant is able to participate fully. 

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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13Jun2020

Consummated Rape in Greek and Roman Comedy - ONLINE

From 2.00pm until 5.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Consummated Rape in Greek and Roman Comedy - ONLINE
Saturday 13th June 2020 2-5pm

One of the many plot devices in Greek and Roman Comedy is rape.  Satyros describes it as: ‘…virgins raped, changelings, recognition by means of rings and necklaces, all this then constitutes new comedy’.  Out of the 45 extant Greek and Roman New Comedies, 17 contain a ‘consummated rape’.  These plays all have recurring motifs of: festival; drinking wine; rape of ‘country-girl’; father rebukes rapist; girl and rapist meet and fall in love and a baby either brought out of hiding or born shortly after marriage.  This seminar will examine this concept in the plays of Menander, Plautus and Terence and will endeavour to uncover why, and whether, this was such a popular, and ‘funny’ part of Roman Comedy.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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17Jun2020

The Greek Novels - ONLINE

From 7.30pm until 9.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

 

The Greek Novels
10 Weeks £165

Greek myths and legends contain stories of gods and heroes often forming the basis of poetry, lyric or drama.  The Greek Novels, however, are written in a fundamentally different way.  They are in narrative prose and full of creative ideas and are as sufficiently similar to fiction that they have been categorised under this genre in modernity.  The peak of their popularity came in the second century A.D. with the latest of them being written about a thousand years after the earliest epic.  This 10 week course covers the novels of Chariton; Xenophon of Ephesus; Achilles Tatius; Longus; Heliodorus; Pseudo Lucian; Lucian, Pseudo Callisthenes; Antonius Diogenes; Iamblichus; the anonymous author or The Story of Apollonius, King of Tyre and a range of fragments.  Each week will feature one of these novels looking at the way in which the story develops, its motifs and tropes.  Participants will need to by the set book Collected Ancient Greek Novels edited by B.P Reardon which is available new/second hand on Amazon and prepare for each class by reading the relevant source.

The class size will be limited to ensure that each participant can comfortably contribute to the discussion. This course is run on Wednesdays from 17th June 2020 except the last session which will be on Monday 17th August 2020 at 7.30pm-9pm.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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30Jun2020

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women - ONLINE

From 2:00pm until 3:30pm

At ONLINE

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women - ONLINE
Tuesdays, 2pm-3:30pm, starting from Tuesday 30th June  2020

6 weeks - £90

In this course you will learn about the lives, loves and power of Ancient Egyptian Women. The lives of Pharaohs are well documented but what about the women behind that power? By examining the lives and loves of the women, you will learn about how the power system worked as well as the intimate details of their lives. The way they dressed, their makeup and jewellery, their intimate hygiene and gynaecology.

You will also learn about the little known female Pharaohs – such as Hatshepsut who wore a false beard and of course the enigmatic Cleopatra. The power of Nefertiti and her sister Mutnedjemet upon the changing face of Egyptian religion and the change from worshiping Amun to Aten – hence the name of the well-known Pharaoh Tutank-amun.

This course runs for 6 weeks during which we will look at literature, inscriptions and images from the time.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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Jul 2020

01Jul2020

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE

From 4.00pm until 5.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE ONLY
6 weeks - £90

This course starts gently assuming no prior experience.  Starting with the basics it gradually  builds into a working knowledge of Ancient Greek.  Over the course of six weeks, we will work through a range of exercises which will provide a generous knowledge of the language and offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greek for beginners will be followed by ‘Improvers Greek’.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

The recommended book to support your learning is - "Athenaze: Student's Book Bk.1" by Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall

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02Jul2020

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE

From 6:00pm until 7:30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE
6 weeks - £90

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this course is a gentle introduction to Latin. Starting with basic Latin sentence structure and grammar, leading to the study of Latin texts to gain an insight into the world of Ancient Rome and those who lived there. This course will be supplemented by Improvers Latin.

For more information and to book onto the next presentation of this course please go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

 

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Aug 2020

13Aug2020

Latin for Improvers - Stage 1 - ONLINE

From 10:00am until 11:30am

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin Improvers - Stage 1
6 weeks - £90

This course builds on ‘Latin for Beginners’ and expands the working knowledge of Latin into more complex grammar and texts.  We will move onto the past and future tenses and work with a range of Latin texts from which you will learn about the life of Romans, their beliefs and politics.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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18Aug2020

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE

From 6:30pm until 8.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE
6 weeks - £90

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this course is a gentle introduction to Latin. Starting with basic Latin sentence structure and grammar, leading to the study of Latin texts to gain an insight into the world of Ancient Rome and those who lived there. This course will be supplemented by Improvers Latin.

For more information and to book onto the next presentation of this course please go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

 

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19Aug2020

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE

From 9.00am until 10.30am

At ONLINE ONLY

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE ONLY
6 weeks - £90

This course starts gently assuming no prior experience.  Starting with the basics it gradually  builds into a working knowledge of Ancient Greek.  Over the course of six weeks, we will work through a range of exercises which will provide a generous knowledge of the language and offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greek for beginners will be followed by ‘Improvers Greek’.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

The recommended book to support your learning is - "Athenaze: Student's Book Bk.1" by Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall

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19Aug2020

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE

From 11.00am until 12.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin for Beginners - ONLINE
6 weeks - £90

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this course is a gentle introduction to Latin. Starting with basic Latin sentence structure and grammar, leading to the study of Latin texts to gain an insight into the world of Ancient Rome and those who lived there. This course will be supplemented by Improvers Latin.

For more information and to book onto the next presentation of this course please go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

 

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19Aug2020

Academic Practice - ONLINE

From 1.00pm until 2.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Academic Practice
6 weeks - £90

This course is intended to teach students the academic practices required for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level with particular reference to Classical and Archaeological Studies. Practical skills such as the use of IT for word processing, referencing and research will be combined with the more complex issues of argument synthesis, analysis of primary evidence and written expositions. This course will help you to develop the skill of selective reading; be able to analyse the usefulness of secondary sources and the issues surrounding different translations of the texts. It will also assist with recognising the themes and genres of Classical Literature, and Ancient History, and methods of historical interpretation. It will assist participants in developing an understanding of the appropriate and diverse range of primary and secondary materials and of the appropriate methods of interpretation. The ultimate aim is for students to be able to develop  academic practice skills in order to make written expositions with structured and coherent arguments, according to accepted academic conventions. Students will be asked to complete and submit short pieces of homework each week relating to the topic of the classes which will take approximately 1 hour per week.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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19Aug2020

Academic Practice - ONLINE

From 6.30pm until 8.00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Academic Practice
6 weeks - £90

This course is intended to teach students the academic practices required for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level with particular reference to Classical and Archaeological Studies. Practical skills such as the use of IT for word processing, referencing and research will be combined with the more complex issues of argument synthesis, analysis of primary evidence and written expositions. This course will help you to develop the skill of selective reading; be able to analyse the usefulness of secondary sources and the issues surrounding different translations of the texts. It will also assist with recognising the themes and genres of Classical Literature, and Ancient History, and methods of historical interpretation. It will assist participants in developing an understanding of the appropriate and diverse range of primary and secondary materials and of the appropriate methods of interpretation. The ultimate aim is for students to be able to develop  academic practice skills in order to make written expositions with structured and coherent arguments, according to accepted academic conventions. Students will be asked to complete and submit short pieces of homework each week relating to the topic of the classes which will take approximately 1 hour per week.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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19Aug2020

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE

From 8.00pm until 9.30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Ancient Greek for Beginners - ONLINE ONLY
6 weeks - £90

This course starts gently assuming no prior experience.  Starting with the basics it gradually  builds into a working knowledge of Ancient Greek.  Over the course of six weeks, we will work through a range of exercises which will provide a generous knowledge of the language and offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greek for beginners will be followed by ‘Improvers Greek’.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

The recommended book to support your learning is - "Athenaze: Student's Book Bk.1" by Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall

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Sep 2020

03Sep2020

Latin for Improvers - Stage 1 - ONLINE

From 6:00pm until 7:30pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Latin Improvers - Stage 1
6 weeks - £90

This course builds on ‘Latin for Beginners’ and expands the working knowledge of Latin into more complex grammar and texts.  We will move onto the past and future tenses and work with a range of Latin texts from which you will learn about the life of Romans, their beliefs and politics.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

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