The UCL Department of Greek and Latin is pleased to announce that the Lyceum Classics Community Seminar will continue to run in the 2019-20 academic year. Postgraduate students are invited to speak on any topic related to the ancient world – literature, philosophy, language, history, archeology, reception, etc.

The seminar will run on Wednesdays at 5pm in Gordon House G09 during term time. (Please note that this is one hour later than it used to be.) It is very informal, with tea, coffee, and snacks provided. Many students use the seminar as an opportunity to practise a conference paper, present work-in-progress, or simply get some experience in giving an academic presentation in a friendly environment. The seminar is aimed at postgraduate students, and staff may only attend at the discretion of the speaker (which makes it ideal for those nervous about public speaking!). Speakers usually present for 20-30 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Seminars are usually followed by a trip to the pub for informal discussion and socialising.

MA and PhD students who wish to speak are encouraged to submit a short abstract (up to 250 words) to the organisers, Yiming Zhong ([email protected]) and Sharon van Dijk ([email protected]), along with your slot preference (including which term(s) you would like to speak in, any further restrictions on the date, etc.), plusyour name and institutional affiliation. Anyone with further questions should also feel free to email us.

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm Friday 20th September 2019. The full schedule is expected to be published shortly afterwards.