|View from the Old Bodelian library, towards the Radcliffe Camera. Upper floor reading room, my favourite place to work, probably.|
I confess that I've stolen many of these photos (but not all of them!) from my Facebook. I just don't have that many good photos of Oxford, and in a city this beautiful, there's a limit to what you can physically photograph in a single term! I'll add captions as we go, and if I haven't stated that a particular photo is mine, then presume it isn't, and I won't try to take credit for it!
|Main quad of Teddy (St. Edmund) Hall, where I've had tutorials this term.|
|Main quad facing medieval cottages, Worcester college.|
|Towards main quad from Nuffield lawn, Worcester college.|
Ultimately, isn't that what university is supposed to be about; not just the French Wars of Religion, or the Court of Henry VIII, it's about stress, knowing how to help others, and stay afloat yourself, and taking moments to yourself so that you have happy memories to return to when needed.
|St. Hugh's college|
Anyway, above is a photo of where I did one of the Easter Residentials that I worked on with part of the Widening Participation programmes at Oxford. It was a fantastic experience, I got to stay in a different college for a few days, see a different part of town, meet new Oxford Uni students and of course many more secondary school students from around Oxford, who were revising for their GCSEs. The Easter residentials I worked on were some of the highlights of my vacation, and I seriously think that working with other people, and thinking that you're making a positive impact on their life, is one of the greatest cures for personal anxieties and worries.
|Corpus Christi college's Tortoise fair! This is actually my photo.|
|OxHoli, Hindu festival of colour, Merton sports field, by St. Catherine's college. This is my photo from a safe distance!|
|Oxford Botanical garden, sadly not my photo!|
|Punting by Magdalen bridge! I've been punting here, but actually in a boat, so I didn't take this one either :P|
|Zoom the tortoise! Tortoise fair, my picture, (such good quality) woop!|
|Corpus Christi college, front quad, decorated for the fair, reminded me of the festival/ dance scene in Disney's Tangled|
I feel as though this post has been sufficiently long enough to explain my absence, well, if you add the 9 essays and 1 presentation I also prepared in the last 8 weeks, as well as two trips to London to sort my Chinese visa. Let's not even count the number of lectures & classes on top of that.That's pretty much it, I can only hint at the rest, as is the nature of rambling blogs about life.
One regret of term - not getting to play croquet. Me and some friends were originally entered into a university-wide competition, but due to issues with equipment and scheduling matches, it never happened. Next year Oxford, next year I'll come prepared...
PS, a reminder, my sister's blog link is; http://i-like-to-be-in-america.blogspot.co.uk/ . She's currently in her 2nd or 3rd week of being an adventure camp counselor in New York state, U.S.A :)