It is worth emphasising, with all the fun that the students in Clare College have been having –between new friendships, visits to museums, burgeoning skills with pole in hand while punting along the Cam, and much else—that lessons have indeed been continuing, and have been continuing in a very successful manner.
This morning, students studying engineering learnt more about forces and projectile motion, preparing to write coursework on the subject in the coming days. Medical students, meanwhile, practiced for the university medical entrance exam, the fiendish UKCAT, with our expert teachers.
In the evening, with a taxing day of lessons now under their belt, students had a choice between further exercise: of their minds, or of their bodies. A majority of students headed to the Bennett Room, where a salsa session was soon in full swing. Infused with Latin rhythms and ablur with whirling bodies, the experience will be looked back on fondly for some time.
Elsewhere in Clare College, others were exercising their minds, adopting for themselves a range of views as part of a Model UN debate. In the debate, students took on the role of representing the opinions and desires of different countries, arguing primarily on the issue of women’s rights. It was at times hard for students to argue for their assigned country without wholly believing in what they were saying, but to be able to understand another’s point of view is undoubtedly useful. Everybody had a lot of fun- and Khaled, the chair for the discussion, was at least partially responsible for this, with his enthusiasm infectious.