Classicists visit Oxford University

A group of four Bedalians studying Latin and Greek for A Level recently went to Oxford University to take in the atmosphere and learn more about what it might be like to study there. We went with teachers, Alex Walker and Chris Grocock, and our private visit to the university was organised by Alex who studied at New College Oxford. We saw the beautiful architecture and alongside visiting the Ashmolean Museum we were given the rare opportunity in the Classics faculty to hold fragments (and an entire drinking cup and pot) of Greek pottery worth tens of thousands of pounds. We also met Dr Jane Lightfoot, a Classics don at New College, and she gave us some very useful information about the university and the application process. All in all, the trip was very successful and we are all looking forward to the Oxford Classics open day later this month.

By Angus Carey-Douglas, 6.1


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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