Classicists visit Roman villa

On Wednesday morning, 45 Block 3 students visited one of the hidden wonders of southern England – Bignor Roman Villa. Over 400 years of Roman occupation, it grew from a humble start into one of the most luxurious and carefully decorated establishments in the whole of Roman Britain. After about AD 400 it fell into complete disrepair until a later owner of the land unearthed it while ploughing in 1811. Student comments were ‘fascinating’. ‘very interesting, ‘extremely peaceful and I had a really nice time’,  ‘intriguing’, ‘I have seen a lot of mosaics before but I have never seen nicer ones’, ‘ the mosaics were really pretty, the four seasons were my favourite’, and ‘the cafe was good!’ View photos.

By Christopher Grocock, Teacher of Classics

Classicists visit Roman villa


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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