Historians Visit Oxford Museums

On 2nd March 30 Year 10 Historians visited Oxford University Museums to deepen their understanding of navigation and exploration in the Elizabethan Age. At the Ashmolean pupils examined artefacts traded by Elizabethan explorers and learnt of the diversity of interactions England experienced in the sixteenth century. The History of Science Museum allowed everybody to be hands-on with quadrants, astrolabes and other important Tudor navigation instruments. Our pupils even measured the height of the world-famous Sheldonian Theatre using techniques architect Christopher Wren would have recognised! The day contributed strongly to pupils’ knowledge of trade and exploration in the Elizabethan age and allowed The Cedars Academy to benefit from the depth of knowledge Oxford University provided.