INFORMATION COMPLIANCE TEAM
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23 March 2021
Reply to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
Email dated 24 February 2021
I would like to receive the syllabuses and the reading lists for the Reception Theory (option B7) from
the MSt in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature, from year 2014-15 to year 2020-21.
Dear Ms Bertoglio
I write in reply to your email requesting the above information.
Please find this information attached, with the exception of the material for 2015-6 which unfortunately was not
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