Year 8 pupils were very fortunate to be invited to Windsor Castle for a once-in-a-lifetime private viewing of a selection of anatomical sketches completed 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. The collection was put on display in one of the beautiful rooms in Windsor Castle. A talk and discussion led by Martin Clayton, Head of Print and Drawings for Royal Collection Trust, explored the relationship between the ideas about the nature of the human body prevalent in the 16th century and what Leonardo saw as he carefully examined, dissected and drew in extraordinary detail the circulatory system, skull, internal organs and many other aspects of the human body. The pupils were able to get incredibly close to the drawings, which were so well preserved that one felt as if they had been drawn recently. The visit was truly inspiring and thought provoking and we are sure the pupils will look back on in years to come with appreciation.

St George's School Windsor