Pepys, Paintings and Plays

Hi all!

The weather luckily cleared this afternoon, just in time for activities, including a scenic walk to Grantchester, tours of historic libraries, a Disney quiz and the final outdoor Shakespeare performance.

But before all that, the students had their Major class this morning. In the Studio Art class, the students made a start on their final projects, having previously written and submitted project proposals. They chose techniques according to their own interests, and even though they are in the early stages, the projects look extremely promising!

20394531_10210081378732432_2057250178_o

20353834_10210081379252445_1002441507_o

20353894_10210081378972438_1076288420_o

 

The students had two trips to historic libraries today, starting at the Perne library here at Peterhouse, before walking over to the Pepys library at Magdalene. In the Perne library, the students learned all about the history of the building, starting with Andrew Perne who donated the books, right through the English Civil War. The impressive collection includes Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and a first edition Copernicus. The students were even able to handle these books, and also learned about book illumination and printing.

 

 

 

 

20403678_10203457763800448_843871395_n

In the Pepys library, the students saw a collection of 3000 books owned by Samuel Pepys housed in bookcases dating from the 17th century. On display were a copy of Samuel Pepys’s diary and an edition of Isaac Newton’s ‘Principia Mathematica’.

20170725_165827.jpg

The day ended with a fun Disney and Pixar quiz,

 

as well as a final Shakespeare performance, this time of Hamlet in St John’s College.

20394835_10210040012822356_541373814_o.jpg