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This event has now ended. Details for Summer School 2025 will be published here when announced.


History & Culture of the Ancient World
8–12 January 2024

Spend a week exploring the spectacular and fascinating world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, at the seventh annual Hellenic Museum Summer School presented by Dr Christopher Gribbin.


Anyone is welcome at this series of relaxed, informative and entertaining short courses. Participants can choose to enrol in one, two, three or all four of this year's subjects, with a discount when you enrol in all. Each course consists of 5 sessions over 5 days, delivered in person or online.

Explore Courses on Offer in 2024



In 2024, Summer School is offering four short courses. Each course consists of five sessions over five days. Participants can enrol in any number of these courses, with a discount for those who enrol in all 4. Delivery is in-person at the Hellenic Museum, or online.

Daily Schedule





Oedipus and His Family

Love & Relationships

Socrates: His Life and Times

Cities of the Greek & Roman World


Meet the presenter: Dr Christopher Gribbin

Dr Christopher Gribbin is a public historian specialising in ancient Greece and Rome. He has a particular interest in understanding how people make sense of the world, whether through religion, philosophy, myth, art or architecture.

Christopher is an Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University and has also lectured at Melbourne and Monash universities. He founded the University of Melbourne’s Classics Summer School in 2002 and ran it for 15 years.

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Christopher is actively involved in bringing the ancient world to the community in a meaningful and entertaining way. He regularly talks to community groups, professional organisations and school groups. He has worked on special events with the Hellenic Museum, Humanities21, National Gallery of Victoria and Museums Victoria. He has developed educational products with the ABC and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. He also records podcasts and leads cultural tours visiting ancient sites with Australians Studying Abroad.

He is well regarded as a clear and enthusiastic teacher who loves to share his passion about the ancient world with the community. To learn more about Christopher, visit his website.

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Questions? Please contact us.

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