Continuing a proud tradition of Rumble Fund trips to Greece, a group of King’s undergraduate and MA students in Classics visited Athens and Rhodes during the last week of October, 2019.
The trip, the seventh King's Classics have organised in as many years, was generously sponsored by the Jamie Rumble Memorial Fund.
Photographs from this Hellenic adventure - as well as brief notes on the students' favourite moments make up this webpage.
One of the undoubted highlights of the tour, in addition to the Acropolis, was a guided visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Equally exciting was the opportunity for KCL students to meet with peers from the University of the Aegean (Rhodes Campus) in an engaging classroom setting.
The chance to visit the Jewish synagogue and community of Rhodes, set in the midst of the imposing buildings and walls of the Old City, was also greatly appreciated by the students - as were the peaceful gardens of the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and their encounter with the ‘Marine Venus’.
The trip was an intrinsic part of the Department of Classics' newly designed BA and MA module, ‘Engaging Greece: Experiencing the Past and Responding to the Present’. The module is taught by the Department's Koraes Professor, Gonda Van Steen, who also led the visit.
As always, the students’ own testimonies, pictures and memories speak more eloquently to the success of an autumn trip which enjoyed splendid late summer weather. Plans are now in the works for a 2020 late October field-trip to Athens and Corfu!