Welcome to Oxford Summer College 2017!
Students arrived in Oxford throughout the day, welcomed into Somerville College by our staff. For those who arrived early enough, there was a tour of the city’s main sights, including the Bodleian Library and Oxford’s Ashmolean museum.
Once everyone had arrived, the Dean gave a talk to officially welcome everyone to the programme. He talked about Oxford’s long and illustrious history as the second oldest university in Europe, its collegiate system, and the general rules and expectations of the programme. After their first dinner, the students played games to help everyone get acquainted. This included a competition to make the tallest and strongest tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. While some students proved to be budding architects or engineers and excelled at this game, others found their towers ending up in a heap of pasta.
Everyone then had a early night ahead of the first day of classes on Tuesday.