After yesterday’s victory at the Sheldonian Theatre, the students have undoubtedly developed a real sense of ‘team Queen’s’, united after the intercollegiate debate yesterday. Students appear to mix much more outside their immediate friendship groups, creating a really unified feel around the College.
The politics students had a very early start this morning, setting off at 6.30 to visit the Palace of Westminster, London. The palace serves as a meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of parliament in the UK. Students were able to gain access to and tour around the striking chambers, where UK members of parliament scrutinise bills and debate new and existing laws. The Palace, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, after its occupants, sits on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It was first built in the 11th century but burnt down in 1834 after an overheated stove burst into flames, but rebuilt and reusable again in 1835.
Back in Queen’s College students were treated to in-college visits from the Birds of Prey team. Students admired the beautiful birds of prey, including owls, falcons and hawks. Students took a particular interest in the raven, featured from the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ appearing as the ‘Three Eyed Raven’.
Students are immensely excited for tomorrows London excursion, above all the visit to the West End to see ‘Mamma Mia’ the musical. More updates to follow.