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Alumnae speak to FHS pupils about university life at Oxford

25 Nov 2019
School News
Yr 10/11 pupils visit the 'Last Supper in Pompei' exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum
Yr 10/11 pupils visit the 'Last Supper in Pompei' exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum
Last week, the Classics department took twenty-eight Year 10 and 11 Classical Civilisation and Latin pupils on a trip to Oxford. The girls were treated to the fantastic “Last Supper in Pompeii” exhibition, which gave an excellent overview of Roman cooking and dining habits. One highlight was seeing the large clay pots that dormice were fattened up in before they were stuffed or served with honey at an elaborate dinner party.

In the afternoon Ms Geussens arranged for the girls to meet alumnae Lois Heslop and Izzie Evans at the University of Oxford and learn more about university life and studying at Oxford. The girls then braved icy winds for a very informative city tour filled with stories ranging from public executions, college rivalries, and the inspirations for C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

With many thanks to Lois and Izzy for their time spent talking to our pupils.
 

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