Tuesday was a day for getting out and about at St Peter’s as our students checked out some of the best tourist spots around the city.
Lessons for the morning were also outward thinking, with our Politics and International Relations class starting to consider the biggest international issues like human rights and international security. As our students come from all over the world, the class really benefited from the wide diversity of views and opinions present amongst the students. It was very encouraging to see everyone ready to hear the perspectives of their classmates, no matter how different from their own, and it made for a very successful class.
After a break to relax and have some lunch, our students grabbed their coats and bags and headed off on Oxford-based excursions. They all had the choice between Christ Church, Oxford Castle, Blenheim Palace, and Oxford Creation Theatre for their Oxford adventure and there were plenty of students eager to see each location.
It was a great chance for our cohort to get better acquainted with some of the amazing history in Oxford, as well as see some very beautiful sights! As the students went their separate ways, they promised to bring back plenty of photos for friends who were visiting other sights.
Everyone was reunited with their friends in the evening and dinner was spent chatting about all the different excursions, trying to decide which one was the best.
For the remainder of their time before curfew, the students decided to get out and about one last time with football and frisbee in the university parks. Both sports have become a real hit with our cohort and it’s great to see them all growing so close by playing together!