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Return visits 11-13 June 2014

We had a very exciting and busy week last week, hosting return visits by pupils from Mountain Ash Comprehensive, Blaengwawr High and Cathays High. In a packed schedule they had tours of the department’s archaeology and conservation labs, of the special historic book collection SCOLAR, and interactive Medieval, Roman and Nineteenth Century sessions, as well as academic roadshows. In addition, each school also got a fantastic interactive talk from a different member of the faculty: our great thanks to Drs. Kate Gilliver, Jenny Benham and Muhammad Mansour Ali who lectured on decimation in the Roman army, Medieval outlawry and Qur’anic studies.

Thanks also to Chris Parry, Anna Field, Maria Healy and Luca Hoare for your fantastic help assisting with sessions and leading groups of school children around. A special well done for not losing any of them!

Postgraduate coordinator Melissa Julian-Jones has a great write up, concentrating on her development of the Medieval session. She has some great images of stuff produced by the visiting school pupils and information about a great game that you can play at home or with your friends (or frenemies) based on a genuine Medieval game.

I’ll get some more images up as soon as some permissions are sorted out. We have just one more return visit, with pupils from Fitzalan High School, next month to round out a fantastic year. Our side jobs (the project is run entirely by students at Cardiff University with fulltime work to be getting on with) won’t end there though as you can see us getting involved with various public and schools engagement projects throughout the summer. Information on these will be posted nearer the time.

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[QUOTE] I really liked our lesson it was so cool…

quotation-openI really liked our lesson on History and Archaeology it was so cool, I loved the clothes, helmet and the sword they were my favourite. The helmet was so heavy! It is so unbelievable that all of the artefacts are over 2000+ years old! I can’t even imagine what it was like 2000 years ago! I would never want to go back in time. I didn’t realise how interesting Archaeology was! I think you have interested me enough for me to study Archaeology in University/College. We really liked you coming in and sharing all your stuff with us.

~ What pupils tell us

[QUOTE] I found this lesson very enjoyable…

quotation-openI found this lesson very enjoyable and educational, my favourite part was when we got to hold and feel the artefacts. I would’ve liked to see all the artefacts. It made me realise that I want to go to Cardiff University to study history…I really like the students because they were very kind and helpful.

~ What pupils tell us

Future Scholars event (07 Mar 2014)

Today members of the SHARE with Schools team ran the School of History, Archaeology and Religion’s (SHARE) pupil sessions for the Future Scholars Award event at Cardiff University today. These are events designed to typically provide, amongst other things: (more…)

[QUOTE] The lesson about the Romans was amazing…

quotation-openThe lesson about the Romans was amazing. It made me realise that I would like to go to Cardiff University to help the archaeologists when I am older. It was really fun and interesting. I find it amazing that artefacts from thousands of years ago are still around today and will probably survive for many more years. The lesson was very educational and my favourite artefacts were the sword, helmet and the bowl with the engravings on it. Thank you so much for teaching us about the Romans. I don’t think that there could be anything for you to improve on.

~ What pupils tell us