"And of course, we had our 'collections' to think of."


A cabinet of curiosities
Public DomainA cabinet of curiosities

Collecting is a pastime with a lengthy history, but it became particularly popular during the Renaissance period in the seventeenth century.  At that time, it was fashionable to have a Cabinet of Curiosities, in which various wondrous items, often amassed from all over the world, were kept and displayed.  The jumbled collections assembled by the Hailsham students are reminiscent of these cabinets.