Guest Speakers visited St Hugh’s College on Tuesday to talk to the ORA students about a variety of captivating topics.
Alex Starritt, whose book ‘The Beast’ flung him into the spotlight in 2017, delivered a captivating talk about journalism and the Newspaper industry. Alex discussed the British tabloid industry as an uncontrollable creature, vilifying an editor character intent on protecting his world against external threats. Alex talked with clarity and his ideas are novel – comedic even – yet fresh and relatable. Students were enthralled with his talk on something many of them had never pondered before.
Shirina Carstens also gave an impassioned motivational speech discussing her life journey and how she succeeded. She also gave a handy selection of hints and tips for our students to help them succeed in the future, with many asking questions about her impressive story of dealing with severe illness.
Alongside guest speakers and motivational talks, ORA students staying at St Hugh’s went punting along the river, watching ducks and geese glide alongside them during this traditionally British activity.
Given the opportunity to push the punts themselves, students bravely stood up and wielded the pole with pride as they guided their vessels down the river. It was great to see so many pupils willing to have a go, even though some preferred being punted to punting!
Intro to Medicine and Tomb Raider
During their Introduction to Medicine lesson, students tried making model lungs using balloons and straws, whilst colours went wild in the tie dying session and masterpieces were created. In the evening, students watched ‘Tomb Raider’, a noughties classic, whilst others chose to work hard in a silent homework club.
With such a busy week already, ORA students at St Hugh’s can expect much more in store with a visit to Hampton Court Palace and Woburn Abbey in the next week.