Oxford University VisitPosted on: May 10th 2017
A group of Year 10 students have recently visited Hertford College, University of Oxford, accompanied by Mr Eacott and Mrs Rumming who both studied for their under-graduate degrees at the College. The aim of the day was to find out about life as a student at one of the world's top universities.
The day started with an 'Oxford tutorial' taken by a research fellow in English about the changes in the different versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which included a debate about the impact of the changes between the different editions and a discussion of some of the reasons behind these changes.
After lunch, the students were treated to a tour of Hertford which, as well as posing for the obligatory photograph underneath the 'Bridge of Sighs', allowed students the opportunity to walk over the bridge as well - a luxury usually reserved for members of the College. The visit finished with a discussion of the application / interview process, giving the students something to aspire towards. The only disappointment during the day was that, unfortunately, Simpkin the college cat declined the opportunity to meet the students. We hope that he will be more accommodating when we visit again!