To signify the student’s reaching the halfway mark of their stay with us here at The Queen’s College Oxford, the had the opportunity to fully engross themselves into a ‘Narnia’ themed party. CS Lewis, an Oxford academic, wrote ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ books and entertained thousands of children all over the world. The party took place at the stunning Kingston Bagpuize stately home, only a short drive outside the city centre. Afternoon free time in the college was used shining shoes and blow-drying hair as the students readied themselves for a night to remember!
Upon arrival, a beautiful selection of mocktails greeted the students to help them get into the party spirit! Students were encouraged to meet and integrate with the students studying at Balliol, Yarnton Manor and St Catherine’s Colleges. A Surf Simulator and Bucking Bronco provided laughter all evening as contenders continually tried to post a new best time and beat their friends.
As the sun began to set, students were ushered into the ballroom, complete with Narnia décor, DJ and an array of drinks and snacks to fuel the party. Although some students were a little apprehensive at the beginning, Counsellors encouraged all the students to join in and by the end of the evening, everyone was dancing. Students danced late into the evening with their peers at St Peter’s and new friends made from Balliol, Yarnton and St Catherine’s. Definitely not a night to be forgotten in a hurry, with many students already discussing next weeks ‘British Seaside’ themed ball at St Catherine’s College!
The bus ride home was electric, with tales of the evening’s antics. But when students arrived home at Queen’s, many quickly flopped into bed immediately without having to be told, a first here! Tomorrow the students will be venturing out to the Woburn Safari Park.