This week’s blog is by Frances McManus, a second-year student taking a BA in Anthropology and Chinese Studies At the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, we had an overnight stay which was both educational and (for me) very refreshing. We were given a tour of the grounds, background information on CAT, a lecture on the goal […]

Anthropology

Last Saturday the School of Classics went on its annual autumn day trip. Whereas last year we stayed on our side of the border and explored Caerleon and Caerwent, this year we ventured a little further afield to the Roman Baths of Bath Spa. This gave students taking Dr Ralph Haeussler’s Britain in the Western […]

Ancient World

In April the School of Classics ran a fieldtrip to the city of Rome attended by 28 second and third year students and four staff (Jane, Matt, Errietta and Magdalena). During the weeklong trip (in which we had a balmy 20 degrees on average) we visited a variety of different monuments and sites, ranging from […]

Ancient World

As part of the School of Classics annual tradition of providing a fieldtrip for our incoming freshers we took an excursion to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines on Saturday 30th of September. Thirty-nine eager (and not too hangover) students joined us on this trip, to explore the history, associated legends and cultural preservation of this site, […]

Ancient World

On the final day of the field-trip, we travelled out to Pireus, the port of ancient (and modern) Athens.  Our first stop was the Hellenic Maritime Museum, where we were able to see the Olympias, a faithful full-size recreation of an ancient Greek trireme. This went down particularly well with the third year Armies and […]

Ancient World

For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the remains of a section of the ancient cemetery, the site contains the remains of the […]

Ancient World