There was much to get through yesterday as classes commenced and the students began sinking their teeth into the curriculum. The day began with breakfast before everyone headed to first lessons, with the sunshine complementing a successful first morning.
Balliol truly ran the gauntlet yesterday, covering everything from Shakespeare to App Design. Participation was outstanding for the most part, with students clearly itching to get started! There were also classes in Engineering and Filmmaking. ORA endeavours to cover both Creative Arts and STEM, and today was an excellent example of all bases being explored.
Following this, the students embarked on a tour of Oxford, one of the most culturally-rich cities in the world, and their new home for the coming weeks. The tour was well-organised and covered a number of Oxford’s prestigious colleges, as well as some of the main town’s highlights and attractions!
Oxford has maintained its position as one of the world’s leading academic institutions for over 800 years, and so it was only right to show the students around some of the incredible architecture that makes up the University, from Balliol itself to Queen’s College and St Catz.
Everyone seemed engrossed in the stunning buildings and history, and there was no shortage of questions from students being asked. The sun also returned, adding some great lighting to some of the students’ photography.
The excitement only continues tomorrow as lessons pick up pace. Here’s hoping for more of that sunshine!