Just a quick post to do two important things: welcome the new arrivals at the Faculty, and start lining up next year’s new arrivals too!
If you are one of the new Masters and PhD students starting at the Faculty (or indeed a fresher), welcome to Res Gerendae! Hopefully you will find some interesting reading here: we have write-ups of the weekly Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminars, articles on all sorts of Classical topics (history, poetry, archaeology, philosophy and beyond!), and more light-hearted posts on travel, baking, online resources, events and exhibitions. Recently, we started up ‘My Museum Favourite,’ an occasional series on the items closest to our hearts in Cambridge’s various museums. We aim to provide thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining reading material to all those interested in the Classical world, be they students (of any level), ‘professionals’ or interested amateurs – hopefully there’s something for everyone!
If you’re a postgraduate student here, we’d very much like you to do more than read too – if you have an idea for an article, or want to get involved but don’t know where to start, do get in touch with us (resgerendaeblog *at* gmail dot com). Writing for Res Gerendae is a great way of developing your “voice” in quite a different (but no less important) way to most of the writing you’ll be doing as part of your degree.
The other exciting graduate news is the Faculty’s first Postgraduate Open Day (on Saturday 14th November), providing an opportunity for those interested in further study to find out more about the options available at Cambridge and get the best advice on applying. A timetable and registration link are available at the above link, as well as lots of other information on the courses offered, the funding options available and the application process. If you want to find out more about what exactly it is we do all day, there are student profiles too – you can, of course, read this blog too!