Occasionally during the holidays I like to masquerade as a student of The Other Place by working in the Sackler Library.
A trip to the toilets during my most recent visit there provided evidence that members of The Other Classics Faculty have the same urge to create classics-themed graffiti as the inhabitants of G21…
A keen archaeology student has clearly decided that the (admittedly rather spartan) toilet-roll holders are in need of some classical decoration. Various hands have added helpful or disparaging comments on her artistic endeavours:
“isn’t it ionic?” “…a little too ionic (yeah, I really do think)” “no, it’s doric!” “IRONIC!”
This witty and intellectually stimulating exchange has clearly had a deep emotional impact on a finalist facing the prospect of leaving the haven of academia for The Real World, causing her to comment sadly:
“I’m going to miss this!”
I’m sure all readers of this blog will join me in sympathising deeply with her, and suggesting she apply for graduate work as quickly as possible.