Roman Wall Painting: Jenny Morris

"Paintings are probably not the first thing most people think of when they ask themselves 'What have the Romans ever done for us?'; but in fact the Roman fresco wall paintings which survive in considerable numbers are of astounding beauty and sophistication. We shall admire and explore paintings from the Bay of Naples area in Italy (including those from Pompeii, from the city of Rome, and from sites in several other areas of the Roman Empire. Techniques, materials, subject matter, location, artistic composition, development of styles and later influence will all feature in our weekly sessions. Feast your eyes!"

Tutor: Jenny Morris

"Jenny Morris is an Associate Lecturer at the OU and also a schoolteacher, teaching Classics and Philosophy. She read these subjects at the University of Cambridge and undertook postgraduate research at University College London. She was Head of Classics at Bedford High School for Girls for twenty years and continues to teach in local schools. She started working as a tutor here at the REC in 2011 and enjoyed the company of its students immediately. "