UCL Summer School in Homer

University College London
Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July 2018

New for 2018, the Summer School is collaborating with the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus and offering the opportunity to study Homer in Nicosia, Cyprus, from Sunday 28th July to Thursday 2nd August 2018. The course will comprise of three days of classes (between 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and two days of archaeological visits, as well as lectures and screenings in the evenings. Travel and accommodation should be independently arranged.

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching in Homer. There are five language and literature classes each day (between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.) as well as lectures and other events after the classes. The fee is £120. The course is not residential. Bursaries and travel grants may be available for certain categories of students.

Students will be assigned to teaching groups of normally not more than 15-20 people. As far as possible, groups comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, and they will find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation or commentary practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Homer in the London area and beyond.

The Summer School in Homer will cater for a wide range of interests. It is expected that a substantial number of students from both schools and universities will apply, but also mature students who wish to learn Homeric Greek or learn more about the Homeric world. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language and literature learning in a lively university environment.

Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus
Sunday 28 July to Thursday 2 August 2018

New for 2018, the Summer School is offering the exciting opportunity to study Homer at the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus. For students wishing to attend the course in Cyprus, attendance at the Summer School at UCL is encouraged but not required. The course is comprised of three days of classes (between 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and two days of archaeological visits, as well as lectures and screenings. The course is not residential and travel should be independently arranged.

For application forms for UCL and/or Cyprus please visit:

and for enquiries, please contact:
The Director, Dr Antony Makrinos
Summer School in Homer 2018
Department of Greek & Latin
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Email: homersummerschool@ucl.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 16 July 2018


Day 1 – Monday 23 July
9.00 – 10.00 Registration, Venue: TBC
10.30 – 3.30 Classes (10.30-11.30, 11.50-12.45, 1.45-2.30, 2.45-3.30: these times remain the same throughout the course)
3.45 – 5.00 SCREENING – Homerokentra: Women reading the Iliad, Presented by Antony Makrinos (UCL), Venue: TBC

Day 2 – Tuesday 24 July
10.30 – 3.30 Classes
3.45 – 4.30 TALK – Speaker Baukje Van den Berg (Vienna), Venue: TBC

Day 3 – Wednesday 25 July
10.30 – 3.30 Classes
3.45 – 4.30 TALK – READING, Emily Hauser (Yale), Venue: TBC

Day 4 –Thursday 26 July
10.30 – 3.30 Classes
3.45 – 5.30 SCREENING – Helen, Directed by Antony Makrinos, Produced by Antony Makrinos & Federica Miccuci, Venue: TBC

Day 5 – Friday 27 July
10.30 – 3.30 Classes

The Director, Dr Antony Makrinos, is based in Room G01, Gordon House, 29 Gordon Square.
Summer School Executive Secretary: Rachael Garnett
Summer School Assistant Secretary: Beatrice Roberts
If you have any queries please email: homersummerschool@ucl.ac.uk