Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

11 Sep 2017
Friday Series Lecture - Trireme Olympias

Trireme Olympias 250wToday, Alex Hems, the head of St George's, gave the inaugural Friday Series Lecture on '7000 years of history in one summer holiday.' Her experience as a rower on the full-size trireme replica 'Olympias' explored team work, historical analysis, hypothesis testing, resilience and endurance. This opened up thinking about how intellectual curiosity into the nature of a trireme can result in the building and launch of a vessel that had not been seen on water for millennia. Demonstrating that asking questions and taking on a challenge led to fact replacing theory about how the vessels were built and sailed.

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