A new week on the Summer Seminar! Classes commenced afresh with a change of majors for our continuing students and for the new students, introductions to our illustrious faculty members.
An assembly from Dr Luke Berryman and Professor James Basker on Monday evening welcomed new students, and gave them the opportunity to meet admin staff and the faculty, as well as each other — after a two minute interval for discussion, we reconvened for everyone in the auditorium to introduce their neighbour in the next seat!
This Tuesday afternoon students attended a guest lecture by Dr. Tristen Naylor, the London School of Economics fellow in International Relations, on ‘Decline and Fall: The End of Empire’. Dr. Naylor discussed the current political climate and opened the end of his talk up to some very insightful questions from the students.
After the guest talk, some students enjoyed playing board games, such as Oxford Monopoly, in the Junior Common Room of Corpus Christi, while others settled down to watch a film on the big screen in the auditorium, in preparation for an immersive week. After dinner several students chose to join us on a trip to G&D’s, Oxford’s famous icecream parlour. Tomorrow a busy day awaits!