The Iris Project runs a range of different free outdoor sessions on Classical subjects in local parks across Oxford and London. Adults and families can bring their lunch (and blanket!), and learn some Latin, ancient Greek and ancient culture. Sessions are designed for adults, but children are very welcome to come along and take part.
The sessions are entirely relaxed and informal, and no knowledge of the Classical world or Latin is expected or needed! People from all walks of life come along to enjoy the classes, and there is no charge for the teaching - we do however welcome a donation of £1 per session for material costs.
Following on from the success of 'Latin in the parks' in recent years, The Iris Project started a new series of free lessons for Oxford adults and families in the spring and summer 2010!
As with the 'Latin in the Park' series, Ancient Greek in the Park involvea a series of free hour-long weekly sessions introducing the ancient Greek language to adults and families. The sessions take place in Bury Knowle Park and South Park in East Oxford. Everyone is welcome (children must attend with an adult).
pick up some Latin and ancient culture while eating lunch in your local park!
Latin in the Parks is a seasonal initiative for communities in London and East Oxford. Over the summer months (May-July) free and relaxed classes are offered in the two cities as lunch time sessions which take place in local parks.
Adults and families can bring their lunch (and blanket!), and learn some Latin and also ancient culture. Sessions are designed for adults, but children are very welcome to come along and take part. Each session lasts an hour, and involves a Latin activity and worksheet, which the group works through together, and then a short talk on some aspect of ancient culture - topics have included women in the ancient world, religion, the history of the Roman republic, and others.
The Department of History and Classics (College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University),
The South West Wales Classical Association
the Iris Project
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LATIN IN THE PARK