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June 30th: “The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympic Games,” followed by a briefing on opportunities for part-time study.

As we get ready for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, in this talk, we will put ourselves in the footsteps of those who attended the ancient Olympics. Just what did it take to get to ancient Olympia? What did you have to bring with you – as athlete and as spectator? Where did you sleep? What did you eat? Where did you wash? What did each of the days of the ancient Olympic games have in store and what were the key messages to take away? Most importantly, would any of us actually have wanted to ever be there ourselves?


The lecture will be followed by a short briefing on opportunities for part-time study in the Department and the chance to talk to current staff and students over drinks.