Tuesday was a continuation of the fantastic Monday, and though we already chatted a bit about the morning, we just had to share some photos from Medical Science as they were performing some tests and putting their skills to the test! They performed spirometry, which is a test that can help diagnose various lung conditions, most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Spirometry is also used to monitor the severity of some other lung conditions, and their response to treatment. They also performed an EKG, which stands for electrocardiogram. An EKG or ECG is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart‘s electrical activity into line tracings on paper.
Taking an EKG
The afternoon proved to be a rather impressive one.
Firstly – BREAKING NEWS! David Benedictus has been beaten! Alex W took down Mr. Ben in an amazing game of chess that lasted quite a while. This is the first loss handed to Mr. Ben in TEN YEARS by a student on the OxPrep. The victor, Alex, thus has the distinguished honour of beating Mr. Ben, but also the joy of winning a lovely prize from the Creative Writing teacher. Congratulations, Alex!
Other fantastic events in the afternoon included a second round of fencing, with one class offered for beginners and a repeat class for the more experienced.
A group went out to view Christ Church College – to see the famous Harry Potter staircase and walk the grounds where so many famous students before them had; John Locke (philosopher), Albert Einstein (scientist and mathematician), William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania), and Lewis Carroll (author).
A small group headed to see General Sir Michael Rose speak about fighting insurgency wars in the 21st century.
Dr. Nigel Strudwick showed the students the scary, creepy, mysterious side of mummies and how they have been portrayed in popular media.
A small group also got the distinct privilege of going into the Modern Art Museum.
Our genetics teacher, Luka hosted a movie night – 2001; A Space Odyssey.
AND… the Drama class went and watched a production of King Lear staring Joseph Marcell (North Americans may know him as Geoffrey, the Butler on the TV show Fresh Prince of Bel Air) in the Bodleian Quad.
…Phew! What a day!
And we are going to do it all again on Wednesday!