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Undergraduate Ancient Rome Summer School

What is the Summer School?

A stimulating introduction to the topography of the city, its architecture and art, the latest discoveries and new developments in archaeological approaches.

Every September the BSR welcomes around 25 undergraduates for a 12-day intensive programme of visits to the sites, monuments and museums of ancient Rome and its vicinity. These visits are augmented with a series of evening lectures.

Who is it for?

To be eligible to attend the Summer School students must be studying classics, ancient history, classical archaeology and related subjects at a British or Irish university.

Places are limited and highly sought after.

Course director: Dr Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR Cary Fellow)

When is it?

Next course: Thursday 2–Monday 13 September 2021

What does it cost?

Course fee: €975 for full board* accommodation in a shared room and including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.

How do I apply?

To download an information pack for the 2021 course please click here.

For queries please contact the Permissions Officer (

The support of the Cambridge Classics Faculty, the Craven Committee of the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, the Gladstone Memorial Trust and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

* Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.