A power point presentation on School Trips to Italy and Greece, prepared for the ArLT Refresher Day by Dr. Alison Henshaw, is here.
Last on the programme today was Alison Cooley on 'Scratching a Living in Pompeii'. She emphasised her horror when people spoke of the professionally painted election slogans and other painted notices as graffiti. Graffiti were something quite different, words and images scratched by amateurs.
Both the notices and the graffiti told us a lot about the way people lived, just as modern graffiti give insights into the attitudes of some of our society – Alison showed us both ancient and modern. Incidentally, Marcel Brion's book on Pompeii misunderstands one notice quite comprehensively.
I did not film any of the option groups, which, as always, formed the main thrust of the day's learning. Feedback about them was very positive. I shan't list them again here; you can see them on the main ARLT site for a little longer.