Year 12 and 13 humanities students attended an all-day ‘Humanities Conference’ at Lampeter University in November. Organised by Mr Richard Evans, students of AS/A-Level English, Geography, History and Religious Studies were given the opportunity to attend three seminars relevant to their learning (as well as giving them a taste of undergraduate life on a university campus).
Emlyn students mixed with learners from Llandovery College and Castle School and engaged with sessions that included ‘The Origins of Holy War’, ‘Food and Sustainability’, ‘Life and Death on the Western Front’, ‘Shakespeare’s Plays’, ‘Biography and Hagiography in Buddhism’, ‘Gender in Ancient Egypt’, ‘The Origins of Satan’ and ‘Utilitarianism – The Ethics of Killing’ to name but a few. Students listened attentively to some familiar and new areas of learning as well as engaging in some fascinating discussions with university lecturers. The university coffee shop proved very popular with many Emlyn pupils taking the opportunity to enjoy a chocolate mocha or a latte before the afternoon seminar.