Aspire Visit to Cambridge
Students from Year 9 and 10 were guests of Corpus Christie College on Monday 24, November. This was a fantastic opportunity for those students, who aspire to apply to top universities, to experience life at a Cambridge college.
On arrival, the girls were given a tour of the college by two current undergraduates, who explained the application process and their experiences of the university. Lunch was taken in the Gothic style Dining Hall alongside current students and fellows. In the afternoon, the students enjoyed a number of interactive lectures given by fellows from the Departments of Science and Psychology.
After a short tour of Cambridge town, the students returned to Corpus to view the famous Parker Library. The library is a treasure house of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books. It is named after its greatest benefactor, Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575) who donated over 400 manuscripts to the college in 1574, including the sixth-century Gospels of St Augustine and the oldest manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The girls were allowed to view many of these ancient documents and were particular impressed with a bound volume of letters containing the original signatures of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Queen Elisabeth the First.
This was a wonderful opportunity and we are very grateful to Corpus Christie for making this visit possible. Thank you to Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Brewster for taking the students on this inspirational visit.