Applications for Summer 2021 are now open! Apply Below.
Our free Summer Schools are an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Ancient World, whether that's through our interdisciplinary Classics Summer Schools or through an intensive language course in Greek or Latin. Our programmes are designed for senior school students aged 13-18.
This year we will be offering four free courses:
Junior Classics Summer School
Senior Classics Summer School
Intensive Classical Greek Language
Intensive Latin Language
Our Junior and Senior Classics Summer Schools will give students an introduction to the Classical World through literature, history and culture with the opportunity to pick up a beginners language if they choose to do so. Students will be taught by tutors who have all been specially trained to deliver our courses. We hope to provide our students with three things: confidence, knowledge and passion.
All of our modules have been designed exclusively for Academus use by academics and specialists so we can provide the very best experience for our students. The Junior School is tailored to students aged 13-15 in years 8, 9 and 10. Our Senior School is designed for students aged 16-18 in years 11 and 12.
Our intensive language schools are designed to take total beginners in Greek and Latin from scratch through to a comfortable level of understanding. The courses will be fast-paced and comprehensive. Students will do 5 hours of language study every day to familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of their chosen language. By the end of the week, students should be able to translate short passages in an Ancient Language and have a strong grasp of the grammar of either Greek or Latin.
These courses are an excellent springboard for students about to start studying a language at university or can be done as a learning experience just for fun. Whilst we advise that our courses are fast-paced and challenging they are open to any age.
Our schools will be running for 2 weeks in the Summer of 2021.
Week 1: 26/07/21-30/07/21
Week 2: 2/08/21-6/08/21
If you have any questions about our Summer School, please head over to our FAQ page here. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact our team at and we will be happy to help.
All of our courses are free of charge. All courses will be held online.
International students are welcome to apply but must be aware that all courses will be taught in British Summer Time (BST).
Academus is a non-profit organisation dedicated to widening participation and making Classics more accessible. For this reason, we ask that you only apply for our programmes if you feel you have been limited in your Classical Education. We apologise in advance if we cannot offer you a place at our summer school however we operate on a needs-most basis. If you are not offered a place please check out all our crash courses, workshops and public access events which everyone is welcome to attend!
Please use the application form below to apply to study with us this year!
Applications will close on 15th May.
We will be releasing full syllabuses for all our 2021 courses by the 15th of April.
Our Classics Modules
Our Summer 2020 Programme
Below you can find out more information about the Summer 2020 programme. Whilst there will be some new additions a lot of the same courses will be running. The course is structured so that you're able to tailor your own summer school to an experience that suits you and will best benefit your understanding and enjoyment.
If you choose one of our intensive language courses these modules will not be available to you as they will clash with your language timetable.