Informative Oxbridge open day for classicists

6.1 Latin and Greek students recently attended the Oxbridge Open Day in Oxford. The day began with a talk in the magnificent Sheldonian Theatre at which professors from both universities gave an outline of the courses each university runs. This was followed by a tour and lunch with students from Brasenose College, which was very friendly and informative. The afternoon session offered the opportunity to attend undergraduate style lectures and visit stalls in the historic Examination Schools; we were fortunate to hear Professor Bert Smith speak about the city of Aphrodisias in Western Turkey which he has been excavating, and which we will be visiting next week on the Classics trip; his lecture was full of interesting detail. All in all it was an informative and inspiring day.

By Alex Walker, Head of Classics


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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