It was a day of exploration yesterday at St Andrews as the students acquainted themselves with their new surroundings and kicked off the week.
It’s been a phenomenal start to the course, with the typical Scottish weather largely holding off in favour of clear skies and sunshine. For so many famous British academic and icons, from Edward Jenner to John Stuart Mill, St Andrews was where it all began. Following in their steps, the students wasted no time in commencing learning for the week.
Lessons were successful, with plenty of engagement and enthusiasm characterising the first day. Breaks in between allowed the students to make the most of the sunny weather, and then it was off to the first Enrichment Activity of the course, a tour of St Andrews.
The students began at the University itself perusing the iconic campus, including the second-highest ranking School of Divinity in the UK, St Mary’s College. After leaving the stunning grounds, the students headed into the town and surrounding area, with some even managing to snap a few shots on the way.
Photos taken by Alexandra
One of their stops was the Old Course, a golfing location renowned around the world for its stunning scenery. The oldest golf course in the world, it certainly earns its name! Despite its huge significance, the course remains open to the public, giving the group the opportunity to trace the path of some of golf’s greats.
Today, the course only gains momentum, with lessons being followed by the first Masterclass of the week! With so much to look forward to, be sure to check back to this blog for regular updates.