Sunday started the way it should at St Edmund’s, as students used the morning to catch up on some much needed rest. It was time to relax in their rooms and catch up with their friends, which was very welcome after a busy week.
As lunchtime approached, they swapped pillows for pens and set to work on their assignments due in for the following week, with counsellors and junior deans offering them any help they might need with some of their more challenging tasks.
In the afternoon, it was time for the final Cambridge Great Debate of the summer! Six of our students had volunteered as main speakers for the afternoon, as they argued the case of manned vs unmanned space exploration. The afternoon was spearheaded by our moderator and subject expert, Mr Colin Jack, who gave an inspiring lecture on the history and advances of space travel and the prospect of life on Mars.
Each team then provided articulate and persuasive arguments. After much deliberation, a tough decision was made and the team arguing for the motion, that unmanned space exploration should be prioritised, came out victorious. Well done to all of those who took part, it took great courage and it was an excellent end to the series of debates that have taken place over the last six weeks in Cambridge.
After dinner, many students returned to the ORA garden room for a night of board and card games. They placed bets against one another and learned new tricks during the evening. Then everyone headed off to bed, ready for another week packed full of classes, activities and of course, a trip to London.