Classics Study Day at Cambridge University
A group of Sixth Formers interested in exploring the Ancient World attended a Classics Study Day organised by the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.
The day consisted of talks on subjects on the A Level Classical Civilization syllabus given by experts who teach and study at Cambridge to help pupils to understand their work in greater depth. Lower Sixth Former, Hye Lim Park, who is studying Latin and Greek, reports on her day:
“Last week, five of us went to the Classics Study Day at Cambridge. We attended four lectures which were 50 minutes long given by Cambridge Professors who were all very passionate about their subjects. These talks were based on specific poets or texts that we are studying at A Level such as Plato’s ‘Apology’ and Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’. Although the lectures were academically focussed, they were also very interactive as we had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
I found the lectures both enjoyable and challenging as they were supposed to “stretch pupils beyond the syllabus” and this meant that I learned many new things. As well as expanding our knowledge in this area, we had the opportunity to look around some of the beautiful colleges in Cambridge during lunch break which was lovely. Thank you so much to the teachers who organised this trip - we all found it really useful and interesting!”