Tuesday promised to be a hugely busy day for our students at Queen’s and there were lots of interesting activities on the cards for everyone from dissections to a trip to the West End.
With the prospect of leaving for London just after lunch, the cohort were eager to get going with their morning classes. After a quick bite to eat, they set off for lessons, with the sun just beginning to come out.
Those studying on Medical Biology as part of Broadening Horizons were joined by some of our other students from St Catherine’s College and treated to a practical class in the morning as they took part in a heart dissection. This was a great way for everyone to learn a little more about anatomy and look specifically at the intricacies of this vital organ. The students really seemed to gain important insights into the functions of the heart.
Following their classes, it was time to get changed and grab a quick packed lunch before the group boarded the coach ready to set off to London. On arrival in the West End, there was an opportunity for everyone to do a little independent sightseeing and shopping. Students made the most of their time in the local area, and with Covent Garden and Leicester Square just around the corner and Southbank just over the river, there was plenty to see!
At 7 o’clock the cohort congregated outside the theatres as they chose between Mamma Mia, Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Come From Away. All of the plays were a hit, and as everyone loaded onto the coach back to Oxford the level of excitement was a testament to the success of the trip as a whole.