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Open days

Coming to an Open Day will enable you to get the feel of the campus, meet staff and current students, as well as learn more about our degrees.

If you're thinking of applying, we encourage you attend a University Open Day or Campus Tour. If you receive an offer from us, we will invite you to attend a Offer Holder Open Day.

University Open days

The University Open days for 2018 have been scheduled for the following dates:

Friday 22 June 2018
Saturday 23 June 2018
Saturday 6 October 2018
Saturday 20 October 2018

The programme is the following:

  • 10.15-11.15am: Welcome to Classics and Ancient History Session (Oculus Building, Room OC 0.03)
  • 11.30-12.30: Taster Lectures (for students) all in the Oculus Building. Choose from:
    • What did the Romans know of the Chinese? Prof Michael Scott (OC 1.06)
    • Dido in Virgil's Aeneid: an Afroasiatic leader Dr Elena Giusti (OC 1.09)
    • The Allure of Greek Lyric Poetry Dr David Fearn (OC 1.08)
    • Finding The Minotaur: The Archaeology of Ancient Knossos Dr Conor Trainor (OC 1.07) (6th October Open day only).
  • 11.30-12.00: Parents Q&A with our Head of Department (for parents)
  • 12.45-1.45pm: Welcome to Classics and Ancient History Session (repeat of session above) Oculus Building, OC 0.04
  • 14.15-15.15: Degree specific sessions:
    • Classical Civilisation / Ancient History and Classical Archaeology degrees (and their Study in Europe versions): Oculus Building OC 0.04
    • Classics / Classics and English Literature degrees (and their Study in Europe versions): Oculus Building OC 1.06

All sessions must be pre-booked via the booking system (you only need to book into one of the Welcome to Classics and Ancient History sessions). Please click on the button below to register and book sessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick Classics!

Offer Holder Open days

If you receive an offer of a place, we will invite you to attend one of the Offer Holder Open Days. During the day, you will receive a talk about Warwick Classics, an overview of fees, funding and our careers service, a guided tour of the campus and student accommodation, and a taster lecture or seminar (from a choice of three), along with the opportunity to meet with members of staff individually.

Our Departmental Open Days this year have been scheduled for Wednesday 20th February, Saturday 9th March (all day), and Wednesday 24th April 2019. This is the programme (tbc)

Offer-Holder Open Day Programme

9.30-12.30 am: Optional University Talk on Finance and Accommodation. (Venue: Butterworth Hall, Arts Centre; For those who have signed up in advance.) Warwick Campus Tours organised by the University

12.30-13.10: Meet staff and students over sandwich lunch (provided) and find out more about your degree of choice. (Venue: Oculus Building OC1.05)

13.10-14.00: Welcome and introductions. Why Classics at Warwick? Some of our modules in more depth.(Venue: Oculus Building OC1.05)

14.05-14.55: Taster lectures: choice between three lectures and one handling session.

'Interacting with cultural heritage: ancient and modern perspectives', with Dr Abigail Graham (Oculus Building OC1.02)

‘Seeing the invisible: Where are the Furies in Aeschylus’ Oresteia?’; with Dr Emmanuela Bakola, (Oculus Building OC1.03)

‘Misquoting the classics: Seneca, Virgil and 9/11'; with Dr Victoria Rimell (Oculus Building OC1.01)

‘The Amazing Emperor Elagabalus’; with Dr Clare Rowan (Oculus Building OC1.09)

Q&A session for parents with Head of Department Professor Alison Cooley (Oculus Building OC0.01)

15.00-15.30: The student view. Current Classics and Ancient History students talk about their experience at Warwick. (Venue: Oculus Building OC0.03)

15.30-16.00: Careers as Warwick Classics graduates. Final questions and farewell. (Venue: Oculus Building OC0.03).

If you are an offer holder and you cannot make it to any of these open days, it may still be possible to arrange a visit to the department, for a one-to-one session with a member of staff. If you wish to explore this possibility, please e-mail Professor Michael Scott (

More information about on-campus accommodation (traditionally where first year students live) is available on the Student Accommodation pages.

If you have any questions or if you missed an Open Day and would like more information about the department, contact Professor Michael Scott (