The first day of lessons saw students grapple with a whirlwind of new ideas. The mathematicians learned about the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence, whilst economists took on the decades-old equity-efficiency debate. Communism was on the agenda for modern historians, as they discussed the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, and those taking the Business Challenge turned their minds to the future as they brainstormed app ideas.
Students took a break after their hard work for a jaunt into Oxford, where they explored the city’s architecture and history, as well as its high street shops. The evening brought the ORA Quiz, and a Quizmaster wise and fair in House Dean Tom. General geography was tested along with science and nature, music, books, film, notable persons and ORA staff (we’ll leave you to determine whether that is one category or two). Congratulations to the “Fake News” team who secured a real and convincing victory!