Lower Sixth Classical Conversation

On Wednesday 3 March our Lower Sixth Classics enrichment group were fortunate to enjoy a conversation with Dr. Neil Mclynn and Dr. Justine Potts of the University of Oxford to discuss Juvenal’s Satires, Roman poetry off the A level syllabus. The students had prepared some excellent questions for Neil and Justine and gained a great insight into Juvenal and his historical and cultural background, as well as a fascinating insight into what it is like to be a part of an Oxbridge tutorial. Neil and Justine were thoroughly impressed with their erudite thoughts on the text, which is a credit to the students’ hard work and interest. For both staff and the Lower Sixth, it was wonderful to experience such high-level academia and to develop our knowledge beyond the school syllabi.