As part of our remit to make Classics accessible to everyone in our area, we offer local students the opportunity to attend the JSST Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Summer School at Repton School in Derbyshire on a full (£370) or partial bursary.
“It really is an experience of a lifetime to attend Repton and is very much worth applying for a bursary if you are in need of one to gain such experience – I highly recommend it.” (Bursary Winner, 2018)
Applications for the 2020 Summer School will open in the New Year
Bursaries will be awarded to students, aged 16 to 19, who in the opinion of the committee, answer that given year’s question in the most interesting and apt manner, and whose financial and/or personal circumstances affect their chances of attending the Summer School.
Preference will be given to students who regularly attend the Association’s lectures but bursaries have often been awarded to non-student members so please do apply if you would like to attend the Summer School and live in any of the following postcard areas: BB, FY, LA or PR.
See below for examples of the application process and for former winners’ reports.
Classics Summer School Students Bursaries 2019
“I would wholeheartedly and without a doubt encourage anyone with an interest in Classics or ancient history to apply to this summer school, as I can guarantee you will not regret it!” (Bursary Recipient 2019)
In 2019, we asked students to respond to the following statement in 800 to 1000 words: “We no longer need to visit ancient sites to learn about the ancient world.” Do you agree? After receiving some excellent responses, the committee were pleased to offer Leo Riley and Eleanor Anderton, both of Runshaw College, Leyland, bursaries to attend the Summer School. Their reports have been collated into a blog which you can read on our website here.
To read their reports in full, follow these links:
We look forward to welcoming more applications for next year’s summer school – keep checking this page for updates. Our thanks go to all of our LSA CA members whose generous donations allow us to offer bursaries that help budding classicists and historians learn about, discuss, engage with, and have fun exploring the ancient world.
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2018
“The Summer School has been a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge of the classical world in a very welcoming and relaxed environment, allowing me to learn about topics that I haven’t previously encountered.” Bursary Recipient 2018
In 2018, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” Socrates. What does studying Classics make you think?”
Bursaries were awarded to students, who in the opinion of the committee, answered 2018’s extended question in the most interesting and apt manner, and whose financial and/or personal circumstances affect their chances of attending the Summer School.
This year, thanks to the fundraising events of our members who helped the raffle reach over £1200, there were six successful recipients of full and partial bursaries: Jonathan Wilson, Daniel Hubbard, Ronnais Lloyd, Casey MacDonald and Helen Byrne of Runshaw College and Lachlan Rurlander of Lancaster Royal Grammar School. All the students thoroughly enjoyed their time at Repton and have written about their experience in a series of short Reports, which we hope you enjoy reading:
If you would like to apply for a LSA CA Classics Summer School Bursary for 2019 then please come back to this page in mid-September when the application process begins and you will be able to download the Information Sheet and Application Form for Summer 2019.
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2017
This year, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“Dead languages, dead people, dead boring – what’s the point of Classics?”
Please note that it is a requirement of receiving a bursary that the student fully participates in the Summer School activities and lessons and is happy to undertake, where possible, reasonable requests to share their experience of the Summer School with LSA CA members, and students at their school or college.
Six students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2017: Samuel Southern from AKS Lytham, Ross Kinnaird and Alex Melling from Runshaw College, and Carter Davis, Ethan Lees and Sal Kenny from Blackpool Sixth Form College.
“Repton Summer School 2017 was one of the best summer experiences I’ve ever had. I met great people, was taught by great people, and even had the pleasure of feeling like a great person among all the bright minds, encouraged to pursue the likewise passion we all share for classics” Bursary Recipient 2017
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2016
Thanks to the generosity of members who have donated money and purchased raffle tickets at our events, and the generosity of the JACT Summer Schools Trust (JSST), four students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2016: Leah Buckel, Isaac Costello and Leon Hewitt of Runshaw College, Leyland, and Tilly-May Johnson of Royal Clitheroe Grammar School.
“I learnt which aspects of classics I find enjoyable and which I find challenging which is important for future studies and I have met great people who I would never have met otherwise due to distance so it really is worth it.”
“It really is an experience of a lifetime to attend Repton and is very much worth applying for a bursary if you are in need of one to gain such experience – I highly recommend it.”
Leah Buckel, Runshaw College. Recipient of LSA CA Summer School Bursary 2016
The students were asked to write brief reports of their experiences at Repton to let members know how they benefitted from the bursaries and to inspire other students to have a go at applying next year.