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Oxford University Visit - October 2017

Posted on: October 20th 2017School News +0 More

On 19 October, 20 year 11 students visited Hertford College, Oxford to taste student life at a top university.

Following the journey by train, we were hosted in the College by Dr Redford, an English tutor.  She explained the collegiate system at both Oxford and Cambridge and ran a tutorial for the students  to give them some idea of how students are taught.  We had lunch in the "Harry Potter" style dining room and a chance to tour the college, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. There was also information about courses offered and how to apply.  Three students also talked to us about what college life is like and gave their own personal feedback on the application process.

The day finished with a mini-tour of the Bodleian library, viewing the medieval and Tudor library areas as well as the room used as the infirmary in Harry Potter!

Students have come home very enthusiastic about the idea of college life and a number have set their sights on Oxford University.  No doubt some of them will succeed in making it there and then encourage future year groups to apply too.

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