Following an academically focused day on Wednesday, students at Queen’s were looking forward to their fun activities in the afternoon on Thursday. With the prospect of going punting and visiting the Ashmolean Museum later in the day, they were keen to get going in the morning.
Classes were a little less hectic than yesterday. With most assignments now handed in and only a few students left to present their work, Thursday saw the opportunity for everyone to ask their teachers any questions about their area of expertise. Teachers were happy to discuss their subjects in more depth, even giving some insights into what it means to study at universities in the UK.
Once classes were over, a large group of students headed for the Ashmolean for a cultural afternoon. This renowned museum located at the heart of the city, houses an impressive collection of ancient artefacts and our students were not disappointed by the exciting array of historical information on display. It was a great way for them to learn a little more about ancient civilisations, as well as the chance to experience the beautiful structure of the Ashmolean itself.
Across town, some of our other students were enjoying a leisurely time as they cruised down the river Cherwell on punts. This group were particularly quick to pick up the skill, and fortunately no one got wet! This is a great way to experience the city from a new perspective and thankfully the weather remained warm for our group.
After a busy afternoon, students were eager to have dinner together and catch up. Before long everyone was yawning, and the cohort headed off to bed for an early night to prepare for the excitement of graduation on Friday!