As regular readers of the blog will remember, thanks to some very generous donations, we take our Newnham final year students for an educational day trip to Paris before their exams (a day trip also has the very useful effect of wearing them out, and inducing a solidly good night's sleep). The usual plan is to go to the Louvre. But this year we just had to go to the Augustus exhibition at the Grand Palais. There they are, plus my colleague Paola, above.
This was my third visit, having seen it once in Rome and once in Paris. But, yes, you do always see new things. On this occasion that "new-ness" was helped by meeting by chance at the show my old friend Valérie Huet, so the students got the most expert explanation of the "Louvre Suovetaurilia" (sacrifice of a pig, ram and bull; above) that it was possible to have in the world (it was a big topic in Valérie's doctoral thesis).
The question was what should we do after the Augustus exhibition and a lunch (had to be some further bit of improving culture!).