Yesterday students dug out their trainers and prepared for the Intercollege Olympics! The games took place at the Sir Roger Bannister Iffley Stadium, and the students staying at Queen’s College certainly displayed their talent. Mentions must go to Ida Wahlberg and Thomas Van Neck, coming second in their 100m heat, and going on to make the final. Astrid Philipson gained a spot on the podium in the highly coveted costume dash coming in second place! And, special acknowledgments must also go to Capucine Labeyrie, Roisin McNulty and Ida Wahlberg for not hesitating to throw themselves into any event that was suggested to them, particularly the events where there were limited volunteers – Valiant efforts! The small team was really helped by their dogged, sporting efforts helping Queen’s achieve a strong overall score.
Back on campus, those who were catching up on their work were assisted by the Counsellors were amidst the stern photos of old alumni hanging on the walls of the beautiful old memorial room. Amongst the students, was Ayushmaan Chopra, nominated to represent Queen’s College at the upcoming ORA debate on populism this coming Tuesday. The debate will be held before our notable guest, William Hague, at the Sheldonian Theatre. Ayushmaan was busy rehearsing an impassioned speech, alongside juggling deadlines in his chosen subjects, a very impressive feat from an extremely diligent pupil! Students also began rehearsing for tonight’s ORA’s got talent performance, tune in tomorrow to find out more!