Research Training and Courses

From brushing up on your Renaissance Latin to learning to read Classical Greek texts, the Warburg Institute runs an active programme of research training and courses.


Beginners Renaissance Latin 5-Day Intensive

2 - 8 September, 3pm - 5pm

(please note this course is fully booked - if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email us at

The course is designed for beginners and focuses on Latin texts from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, drawing on a wide range of sources - the sophisticated Latin of the humanists, various forms of technical Latin (medical, philosophical, theological, etc.), and macaronic jumbles of Latin and the vernacular. One of the principal aims of the course is to help students develop the ability to read primary sources in the original Latin.




Classical Greek - Beginners

Wednesdays, 7 October - 2 December 2020, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

The Warburg Institute offers an eight-session online course across the Autumn Term in Classical Greek for complete beginners. A principal aim will be to equip students with an essential set of linguistic navigational tools, which can serve as a springboard for further study of both language and literature. In addition to Latin, Greek was known to and used by writers of the early modern period. 




Classical Greek - Intermediate

Mondays, 5 October - 30 November 2020, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

The Warburg Institute offers an eight-session online intermediate language course across the Autumn Term 2020, aimed at those who have some grounding in Classical Greek. It is expected that students will already have a decent grasp of nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs (active forms in the present, future, imperfect and aorist tenses, and present, future and aorist participles).