The 22nd Latin Summer School took place from Monday January 18 to Friday January 22, 2016, in the Education Building and at The Old Teachers' College at the University of Sydney. We had an enrolment of 232 students from the age of 13 upwards. The 23rd Latin Summer School will take place between Monday January 16 and Friday January 20, 2017. 

The Latin Summer School has a Social Inclusion Policy

The Latin Summer School held annually in January at the University of Sydney, was founded by the late Professor Kevin Lee and Dr Trevor Evans. It attracts about 200 students of all ages, from 13 up. It consists of daily tutorial sessions on a wide selection of Latin texts (provided) at all levels from beginners to advanced. The tutorials are conducted by experienced teachers from universities and schools in NSW and ACT.

In addition there is a series of lectures (a choice of two each day, except for the first day when there is a key note lecture). These lectures cover a wide variety of topics of classical interest.

There is plenty of opportunity for social inter-action and the week concludes with a barbecue for all.


In 2016 there were two competitions as in 2015: a Neo-Latin poetry translation, and a Classical/Neo-Latin prose translation. Five prizes were awarded to entries in the Neo-Latin poetry compeition. The winners were Sanju Vairav, Daniel Forrest, Lisa Creffield, Alex Jones and Terry Clarke. The winning translations can be viewed here.

This year there was also for the first time a Diurna Competition: two prizes of $150 each were awarded for an original 450 word contribution on any subject related to the Classical Word. The winners were Sanju Vairav and David White.


Kenneth Moss Bursary

Thanks to a generous donation in memory of Dr Kenneth Moss AM (Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, NSW), a Bursary is available for one student to attend the Latin Summery School each year. Details are available here. The successful applicant for 2016 was Matthew Giakoumatos.

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