This weekend the ORA campus at St Catherine’s College will open its doors and everyone is raring to go! The college is part of the internationally-recognised University of Oxford, and this rich heritage will doubtless rub off on our students as they settle in for a summer of study.
Although the campus itself is one of the newest of all the Oxford colleges, St Catherine’s has just celebrated its 150th anniversary as it grew out of the Delegacy for Unattached Students, which was founded in 1868.
Our cohort of students, aged 16-18, who are based at St Catherine’s (also known as Catz) will study a wide range of things, from Medicine to Robotics. Some of the students will even have the incredible chance to build a Caterham sports car!
The college has a great list of famous alumni, including Politicians, Olympic gold-medalists and Authors. Perhaps the most amazing of these names is that of Benazir Bhutto, who served twice as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Catz is located in the East of Oxford, a short walk from the city centre. It is surrounded by the recreational grounds of a number of the other colleges, not far from the famous and beautiful Christ Church Meadows.
As the next two weeks progress, we’ll be posting updates, pictures and videos about all the wonderful things the students are getting up to – so make sure you bookmark this blog and follow ORA’s Social Media channels to stay up-to-date.