Command The Past – Week 2

Course Details

Age: 11-14


Cost: £193 (Early-Bird: £174)

The popular virtual history course returns again to pit the wits of budding military-history enthusiasts against the greatest commanders and strategists of all time. From honing their battle tactics, to learning about war and statecraft, students will use some of the latest video-game engines to see if they have what it takes to beat down their rivals, work with their allies and forge new empires. Will they, like Caesar, be able to claim that they came, saw and conquered?

Covid-19 Update

Classroom based courses will be limited to a maximum of 12 pupils. Pupils will be socially distanced within the classroom and will be asked to bring their own personal equipment. Pupils will sit at the same desk each day, and any ICT equipment will be labelled so the pupils use the same device all week. Classrooms will be supplied with antiseptic wipes for any shared equipment.

Tutor Profile

David Bennett has a Classics degree from Durham University and teaches in the Classics department at The Perse. His fascination with the Classical world began long before he first encountered Latin at school, with the myths of the Greeks and Romans. At school and university, he developed a love of Latin and Greek language and literature; however, in recent years his interests have been more historical. Teaching about the campaigns of Alexander the Great has been a particular highlight.

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