Histories, Languages and Cultures Year 10 Summer Fair

We held our most recent Summer Fair on Wednesday, 22 June 2016.  This was a major interactive event to give Year 10 Pupils a chance to explore our subjects through hands-on activities.

School groups rotated around a series of 30-minute sessions organised by each academic department within the School.  Attendance is free and a sample programme is below.


  • ‘The Experience of Slavery in the southern United States’ (Department of History)
    • How did slaves feel about their enslavement? What did they remember about their time in bondage? Listen to  fascinating interviews with former US slaves to learn about their experiences of enslavement.
  • 'The Languages of Spain: Questions of language and identity' (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures)
    • What language is spoken in Spain? You may think the answer is obvious but Spain has many minority languages. We introduce you to language variety and encourage you to think about language and identity.
  • ‘Democracy in Ancient Greece’ (Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology)
    • What did the rulers of the ancient city of Athens do when faced with rebellion? Would you vote to destroy a rebel city?  Learn how ancient Greek democracy worked in practice and take part in a vote on a real scenario from 2,500 years ago.
  • ‘Graffiti Tags and British Flags: Expressing identity in Northern Ireland’(Institute of Irish Studies)
    • We explore the role of murals, symbols, flags and graffiti as both territorial markers and political and cultural expressions in post-conflict Northern Ireland. You get to study the stories and symbols behind murals, flags and street art in Belfast and learn about how these reflect different identities and political beliefs and how they fit into the ongoing peace process.
  • ‘Liverpool: 19th century prisoners and crime’(Department of History)
    • Can you spot the traits of a criminal? Mix and match the mug shot to the crime!  We introduce you to the little known criminal history of Liverpool.
  • ‘Discovering Life as a Roman Soldier’(Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology)
    • Role-play exercise to introduce you to some of the tasks and equipment of an Ancient Roman soldier.

Study abroad and recruitment

During the break and lunchtime periods colleagues colleagues from our Study Abroad and Recruitment Teams spoke to pupils about our programmes and links with international institutions.

Practical information

  • No prior knowledge of any topic is required.
  • We encourage pupils to think about many interesting subjects that they could study at University.
  • Places are limited to 20 students per school and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Schools can request extra places if these are available nearer the time of the event.
  • A teacher must accompany each group and be responsible for them for the duration of the event.
  • There is a 40-minutes break for lunch, which will be provided free of charge.

Information about future events

Please contact Caroline Stanley (e-mail: cslsh@liverpool.ac.uk or tel. 0151 794 2280).