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Roman women in Hollywood religious epics: Year 12 History taster session

28 July 2021 15.00
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Any act of cultural production has multiple, often contradictory agendas. The meanings of artistic sources depend on the various subjective positions from which they’re viewed.

In this taster session, second-year History student Ellie will examine the presentation of women and religion in twentieth-century films and TV shows about Ancient Rome. She’ll explore how Hollywood’s presentation of these themes in films and TV reflects on the society in which they were produced, and situate these productions in a wider context of influences and impact.

This taster session is for Year 12 students, from UK state schools, who will be applying to university in the next academic year (2021-22). It's ideal for students looking to apply for History or Classics-related courses at highly selective universities. We'll give priority to students from our link areas in Tyne and Wear, Brent, Ealing, Westminster and Peterborough, but we hope to be able to accommodate everyone who applies.

To register for the taster session, please click the button below and fill out our registration form.