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The Durham Summer School was initially a partnership between the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) and the Centre for Lifelong Learning in Newcastle University. When Lifelong Learning departments closed, we joined JACT Summer Schools Trust (JSST). We still have a wide range of ages (16-80+), which, along with university accommodation, gives this summer school its distinctive character. Our new Higher level courses offer preparation for A-Levels whilst also giving students a taste of university life. 


JSST runs Summer Schools each year, as follows:

The JACT Greek Summer School, held at Bryanston School, Dorset:

The JACT Latin Summer School, held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire:

The JACT Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Summer School, held at Repton School, Derbyshire:

The JACT Greek and Latin Summer School, held at St John’s College, Durham:


Our 2023 timetable will be posted here in due course.

In the meantime, please click here if you would like to view last year's timetable.

“I just wanted to express my appreciation for the Summer School and your efforts to ensure that everyone had the best experience there, I certainly had a wonderful time. It was the first time I’d plunged myself back into Latin in over 40 years and I had such a great time that I’m kicking myself that I left it this long!
“A huge thank you for a fabulous last week; I returned home on a real high. The quality of teaching was excellent and inspiring”.
“We thoroughly enjoyed being back with everyone, We both had lovely teachers; such kind people as well as being so skilled in their subjects”.  

​JACT Summer Schools Trust

Registered charity number 1137562. Company, number 07331184

A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales

Registered office: 10, Market Walk, Saffron Walden, CB10 1JZ

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