After a breakfast filled with chatting and laughter, it was time for the first lessons at LMH to commence. Across all our programmes, students really engaged with their studies and it was wonderful to see them all so dedicated and enthusiastic.
Those on the Introduction to Medicine programme, were really jumping in at the deep end by discussing current and potential global health issues. Quite a big topic for a first day! But all students took to it excellently, listening intently and contributing intelligently to all group discussions. We clearly have some wonderful future doctors on our hands!
Elsewhere, more artistically-centered students were working hard on creative writing projects. Writing fluently in a second language is very challenging, so it made the already high standard of our students’ work even more impressive. Not only did they have intriguing concepts and ideas, but they expressed them so engagingly that the whole class was in rapt silence as they read each others’ pieces. After such a chatty morning, it was a very impressive sight!
Once all the students had been fed and watered, it was time for them to embark on a walking tour of Oxford. Students on the Introduction to Architecture programme were particularly thrilled as the city has plenty of beautiful buildings and architecture for them to admire. Other students were fascinated by the city’s history in literature. Not only were buildings like Christ Church used in the Harry Potter films, but the city also inspired C.S. Lewis’ Chroncles of Narnia and Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse – Quite a lot of fame for one city!
After dinner, the students split into teams for a quiz – one round of which was based on Oxford’s history and tested how well the students had been listening on their tour! It was great to see the students feeling comfortable enough to relax into some friendly rivalry with each other. Clearly, friendships are already strong at LMH!
With the prospect of some fascinating masterclasses to look forward to tomorrow, our students were eager to get off to bed so that they could get started with the rest of their week.