Students staying at The Queen’s and University Colleges have just completed their first day of lessons. By throwing themselves into their chosen subject fields, students have certainly demonstrated to their teachers that as a group they are capable of greatness.
‘Broadening Horizons’ programme students have selected subjects of particular interest in the hope of rapidly expanding their knowledge, or potentially solidifying their subject choice ahead of university applications in the coming years. Students will be undertaking numerous different classes in order to give students a fresh insight into subjects they may not have considered previously. The ‘Global Leadership’ programme allows students to discover political and international relations alongside testing and improving their debating and public speaking skills, ahead of The Great ORA Debate next Tuesday, in which Queen’s are currently the reigning champions.
After a proactive first day of lessons, students gathered in the Queen’s College Common Room for the ORA quiz night hosted by Counsellor, Henry Edwards. Students racked their brains as they attempted to answer questions on topics including; British and Oxford history, Geography and Film and Media. ‘Centaur of attention’ took the victory and was rewarded with traditional English confectionery, much to the dismay of the runners up only a few points behind.
Tomorrow the students have Insight Masterclasses from leading industry experts, before heading to the outdoor theatre at Wadham College to experience some Shakespeare. More updates to follow.