What if cows could draw gods?

Furthering links with Higher Education is integral to student learning at Alton College, and as part of this, Philosophy and History students were recently visited by Dr. Shaul Tor, Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at King’s College, London. In his talk, he covered many topics including discussing the Greek Philosopher Xenophanes. ‘What if cows could draw gods? and What do we see in a rainbow?’ were a few of the Philosophical questions raised by Xenophanes and considered by the students in the session.

Dr. Tor encouraged the students to think about some fragments of Ancient Greek texts of Xenophanes and what makes a text Philosophy rather than literature. Students had a real taste of what it might be like to study Philosophy, Classics or Ancient History at university level. Dr. Tor was accompanied by Alex who has recently graduated from King’s College in Classics. He shared his experiences of what it is like to study Classics in London and the opportunities it offers such as societies and travel overseas.

To find out more about studying Philosophy at Alton College, visit us at our next Open Day on Thursday 5 July, 3:30-8pm.