Balliol, you never fail to amaze us! Yesterday was another of the non-stop variety, and there were a myriad of different lessons to divide up the record-breaking heat.
The morning kicked off with our Engineering students taking a look at Newton’s laws with practical Physics experiments, even using a Nerf gun to demonstrate their findings! Meanwhile in Filmmaking, one half of the class developed a script whilst the other scouted the campus for locations to film in. It was great to see teamwork in action, with the students’ films already looking promising in these early stages.
The sweltering heat yesterday meant that everyone was keen to stay out of the sun for any long periods of time. With temperatures set to skyrocket, it will be made clear this week that students must keep hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen.
Later on in the day, the students by-and-large opted for more relaxed, cooler activities. These included clay modelling on Campus and the beginning of Great Debate preparation. There was already a lot of enthusiasm for Sunday’s big event, and its great to see students wanting to get ahead.
Others opted to head to Oxford’s world-famous Ashmolean Museum. Home to some of the world’s greatest art, the Ashmolean has long been a fixture in any traveler’s guide to Oxford. Meanwhile, others opted to go on the New College tour, which allowed students to visit one of Oxford’s oldest and most beautiful campuses. It had been quite the day, and by the end it was just about time to cool down for the night!