Wednesday was fully loaded with awesomeness – from the majors to minors and the activities after, OxPreppers were busy having lots of fun.
We visited the studio art and architecture classes to see their creations in progress.
The psychology class had a great session not only in class, but also listening to a guest speaker later in the day – Hannah Jongsma who talked about the study of epidemiology of psychotic disorders, which blends investigative detective work, mathematics, and science to figure out which groups are most at risk for developing conditions like schizophrenia. She is currently involved with the EU-GEI study, which looks at gene-environment interaction and social determinants of health across Brazil, England, France, Italy, and the Netherlands and Spain.
Other classes were busily scheming and working on their projects and presentations
Literature and the Fantastic when out on the town again, following suit of the majors, the minor class headed to the Eagle and Child, the favourite pub of Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and ‘the Inklings’. While the major had read some of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which Tolkien translated, discussed Norse mythology, read and discussed The Hobbit, they also made up their own Wonder Tale (an oral fairy tale). The minor class went to The Eagle & Child – where they discussed prophecies & plots, read The Hobbit, and contemplated Trolls. Today the major read Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’, walked by the river and discussed goblins and the character of Gollum in The Hobbit.
Activities-wise, there was a trip up Carfax Tower, watercolour workshop, a concert of Beethoven, and a games night – a most excellent selection of events!