Yesterday saw Queen’s beating the heat as the UK’s hottest July day on record hit, with temperatures in Oxford surpassing 36 degrees. Aside from being more-or-less unheard of in England, this weather also meant there were plenty of opportunities to get out and about in the sun.
Lessons provided some early morning respite from the heat, and there were some excellent signs of progress throughout classes. Students were also keen to stay as cool as possible, so would hang about indoors long after final lessons ended. In spite of the stifling heat, students were spotted relaxing with one-another and having a good time during lunch, so it was great to see that the heat wasn’t getting the better of anyone!
Later on, it was time to head out into the glorious sunshine. Significant numbers of students trek’d to Uni Parks to play a spot of Touch Rugby. Despite some of the students not knowing the rules to begin with, the game quickly got underway and some great plays were made by the end. At the same time, a Tennis Class was taking place, which focused more on the technical side of the sport than the competitive. Students were shown different techniques and then had a go at putting them into practice.
Later in the evening, Queen’s was treated to another Debate Workshop after the popularity of yesterday’s, as well as another punting session. Its gratifying to see students reacting positively to the programme, and we can’t wait to see that positivity continue into the weekend!