Outreach project at Soham Village College

On 20 March 2013, Helen gave a talk to GCSE students at Soham Village College, a specialist Technology and Languages College which gained Academy status in 2011. The event was organised in collaboration with the Cambridge University Museums outreach initiative.

Pupils at Soham Village College recently founded a Classics Society called 'Plato's People', whose members formed the core audience. This inaugural talk to the society touched upon aspects of the Year 10 Classical Civilisation syllabus, illuminating life and education in Ancient Sparta. The ways in which Sparta has been used as a model for military education in later societies was also discussed. Over 70 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 attended the talk, and the discussion afterwards was wide-ranging.

Photographs are now available on the blog, courtesy of Jon Stenner (Head of Classics at Soham Village College) and Rachel Sinfield (Head of Education at the Fitzwilliam Museum).