This morning an action-packed week continued for students, who refuelled after their major classes with a trip to the Gloucester Green Food Market, a traditional fruit&veg market which also has stalls representing the culinary cultures of many nations, as well as some general bric-a-brac to peruse. Students enjoyed lunches ranging from Chinese dumplings to Sri Lankan curries to Greek wraps.
Later in the afternoon, our Deans Catherine and Nathan took a group of students on a classic Oxford “punting” trip, where they learned the tricky skill of manoeuvring the narrow boat.
After punting, the students had a guest lecture from Oxbridge’s founder Professor Jim Basker discussing the college process. Professor Basker gave some of his own insights on the college process, having been a professor at both Harvard and Barnard, and having worked in admissions at Harvard. After giving the students his advice, he emphasized the importance of enjoying school and not letting the stress of the process overwhelm their lives.
The excitement of Wednesday’s activities carried on into the night, as the students enjoyed a performance of Noel Coward’s Private Lives in the garden of beautiful Wadham College. The students enjoyed the comical misunderstandings and witty repartee of a very English production, braving the somewhat typical weather conditions.