ORA’s first cohort of participants at Yale are nearing the end of their stay in New Haven, and Wednesday was a day during which they sought to make the most of every opportunity still available to them.
Those who hadn’t given their presentations on Tuesday did so in the morning, with everyone again delivering fascinating and well-constructed work.
Some of the participants displayed great fortitude to overcome their fear of public speaking – a sign of the confidence they have been able to draw from a friendly and encouraging environment throughout the programme.
After they had eaten lunch, some of the participants visited the Yale Art Gallery. The Gallery houses a vast and diverse collection of work, with the artists whose work is displayed ranging from local artists to Picasso.
Not everyone opted to go to the Gallery, with those who decided against it instead finishing up some homework or heading into the town to do some last minute souvenir shopping!
There was a talk in the evening from Dr. Priscilla Mollard, who spoke about medieval miners in Transylvania (part of modern Romania). This was attended by a number of the participants who found it very informative.
The session may be drawing to a close, but if anything that has enhanced the friendly atmosphere as the participants make sure they enjoy every minute of each other’s company.