Boring Lectures?

Let it never be said that today’s undergraduates are less motivated than they were in the past! Here is a young scholar depicted on the tomb of a 14th century Bolognese doctor. While all the other students on this tomb are listening intently to the good doctor lecture, this chap has clearly fallen asleep. I wonder how the doctor in question felt at the sculptor insinuating he gave such a boring lecture…

This tomb, and many others like it, can be found in Bologna’s excellent Museo Civico Medievale on via Manzoni a few minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore.

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