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Year 4 visit Christ Church

This week, Year 4 visited Christ Church to learn more about Lewis Carroll's children's novel 'Alice in Wonderland'.

The boys learnt that Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), studied at Christ Church College and then worked as a Mathematics lecturer. The College’s iconic architecture, including Tom Tower, the Great Hall, and the gardens, served as inspiration for various elements in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

Hugo, Year 4, wrote, "First, we saw a statue of Alice Liddell's father who was always late and the inspiration for my favourite character, The White Rabbit. Then we saw the famous 'Alice's Door'. It's a famous wooden door in Christ Church gardens that is said to have inspired the idea of the tiny door through which Alice enters Wonderland".

The boys learnt that the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter were inspired by real-life people associated with the College.

Hugo wrote, "We even saw the staircase outside the University's Great Hall and Dining Hall where Harry Potter was filmed".

What a magical visit to Christ Church College.