Yesterday it was the turn of the Law and Engineering students to explore their chosen fields on academic excursions. Those on the Introduction to Law course visited the Oxford Magistrates’ Court, which focuses on criminal and family cases. They even had the chance to sit in on a few trials, one of which concerned criminal damage to a police van. Students agreed that this kind of first-hand experience of the courtroom was really valuable, in putting before their very eyes processes and dynamics that they had thus far only read about.
Our future engineers got into the nuts and bolts of car manufacture at the BMW MINI factory, which has been producing cars in Oxford for over 100 years. They learned that there are approximately 3,600 individual components in a MINI hatch ―those BMW folks must have the process down pat, as a new MINI rolls off the production line every 68 seconds!
Whilst their friends and fellows were learning the ways of the law and all things MINI, Medicine and Architecture students went on a tour of Oxford; they especially enjoyed delving into the depths of the Oxford Castle dungeons and scaling the heights of its Saxon Tower and motte-and-bailey Mound. Tie-dying t-shirts back in LMH had all students getting creative, with the Engineering students sharing their expertise on efficiency and technique.