After a few quite overcast days in the past week, our students were lucky enough to have the sun break out from behind the clouds to light up their Oxford excursions.
Our Introduction to Engineering students had their scientific hats on yesterday as they delved into Bioengineering and Chemical engineering. The class considered the current problems within the fields and looked for possible solutions, adding a touch of creativity to the session. It was clear that everyone was completely captivated by the subject matter and the class were a little sad to leave!
Of course, the highlight of the day were the afternoon trips into Oxford. This time, the students were able to pick which location they wanted to visit, leaving them spoiled for choice between Blenheim Palace, Christ Church, Oxford Castle, and Oxford Creation Theatre. While some students departed eagerly for each location, the biggest of the groups chose to visit Christ Church.
With parts of the building designed by Christopher Wren, Christ Church is an undeniably impressive sight and our students couldn’t seem to snap enough pictures as they explored. Some of the most popular photo locations, unsurprisingly, were the spots which students recognised from the big screen. Christ Church has been used as a location for filming quite a few different movies, most notably some of the Harry Potter series, and every now and then a student would excitedly point out something they recognised from the films to their friends.
It was great to see everyone enjoying their excursion so much and there was definitely an air of reluctance amongst the cohort as they headed back to the college.
After such a busy day, the evening was much more relaxed as most of the students set to work on presentations and homework.