It was another busy day on the cards for students at Queen’s and after their double victory at the weekend, students were enthusiastic to start their second week of classes here in Oxford.
The morning was filled, as usual, by lessons. Students are now coming to the crucial stages of their programmes with lots of assignments and presentations due imminently. So classes were busy, and teachers were certainly stretching the minds of our cohort of students.
As a result, the afternoon saw a chance to unwind with a range of different activities on offer for the group to choose from. There was a portrait painting competition, a punting session, a Zumba class as well as a Ted Talk done by one of our junior deans, Harriet.
Those who chose punting headed down to Magdalen Bridge after their final lessons to enjoy the view of the city by river. Thankfully the weather remained sunny throughout the trip so it was a very pleasant way to relax. Meanwhile, the students who had stayed at college took part in Zumba – a much more dynamic way of letting off some steam. Not only was this a great way of exercising but it was also very entertaining, as it was great to see everyone getting stuck in and laughing.
Finally, the day was rounded off with the Ted Talk by Harriet which offered her perspectives on anti-Semitism in the ancient world. This was an incredibly informative talk and all of the students learnt a lot about this issue thanks to her expertise in the subject.