On Wednesday, Year 7 students visited Cambridge with the Classics department on a tour of the city’s classical antiquities.
The girls visited the renowned Cast Gallery, part of the University’s Classics faculty, where they traced the progression in style and form of Greek and Roman sculpture and were able to marvel at the imposing Farnese Hercules and the stern Roman Republican portraiture. Next stop was the Fitzwilliam Museum where ancient Greek and Roman life and society was on show, from large sarcophagi to intricately decorated drinking vessels. The day wouldn’t have been complete without a tour of the city centre, taking in the colleges and for some groups, when the rain held off, a picnic lunch on the Backs.
The girls returned to school with a new-found appreciation for the majesty of the classical world.