More classical graffiti – from The Other Place

The Other Classics Library

Occasionally during the holidays I like to masquerade as a student of The Other Place by working in the Sackler Library.

A trip to the toilets during my most recent visit there provided evidence that members of The Other Classics Faculty have the same urge to create classics-themed graffiti as the inhabitants of G21





A keen archaeology student has clearly decided that the (admittedly rather spartan) toilet-roll holders are in need of some classical decoration. Various hands have added helpful or disparaging comments on her artistic endeavours:

“isn’t it ionic?” “…a little too ionic (yeah, I really do think)” “no, it’s doric!” “IRONIC!”

This witty and intellectually stimulating exchange has clearly had a deep emotional impact on a finalist facing the prospect of leaving the haven of academia for The Real World, causing her to comment sadly: 

“I’m going to miss this!”

I’m sure all readers of this blog will join me in sympathising deeply with her, and suggesting she apply for graduate work as quickly as possible.


Author: Anna P. Judson

Classics researcher at Cambridge

2 thoughts on “More classical graffiti – from The Other Place”

  1. (not classics related) but I spotted “Phil Coulson lives” on the loo roll dispenser on the sackler ground floor… Avengers love ❤


    1. Clearly the inhabitants of the Sackler’s ground floor are much less classically-minded than those of the upper storeys…though possibly no less geeky!


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