‘A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine’

Majors got off to a great start today as the Economics and Psychology classes had a lively joint lesson on behavioural economics, discussing market failures, and collaborative vs individualist societies. Students rose to the challenge of discussing their differing viewpoints to create a highly successful lesson. The Medicine major visited the John Radcliffe Hospital for this week’s major students to have a turn suturing a lamb’s heart!

The Medicine minor continued this hands on approach with a lesson involving CPR practice in the auditorium.DSCN5896

In typical English fashion, the summer weather resembled a rainy autumnal day. In consideration of this we elected to punt in tomorrow’s predicted sunshine, so instead students were treated to a tour of the Ashmolean Museum, the University’s museum of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683, it houses an extraordinarily diverse collection.

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DSCN6182DSCN6179Ferris Bueller’s Day off was screened in the auditorium for those who preferred to hide from the weather.

This evening students attended a talk with Luka Katic in Corpus Christi Auditorium – ‘Empathy: Good or Bad?’. We’re looking forward to some sunshine tomorrow!