Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bath, England

Last weekend, Oneill, Carol, Kathleen and I visited the Roman Baths. We toured the Baths, themselves and the museum associated with it, as well as Bath Abbey. The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis by the Romans … Continue reading

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Concert at the Sheldonian Theatere

Friday evening I went with a group of friends to the Sheldonain Theatere to hear the Oxford Philomusica (Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra). We listened to Baroque music including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major and Vivaldi’s The Four … Continue reading

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Oxford Colleges Tour

Last weekend, Dr. Fincham, the British Director of VPO, gave us a wonderful tour of some of the colleges at Oxford. As you may know, Oxford University is an institution  made up of 38 independent, self-governing colleges. The oldest colleges … Continue reading

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Sweet Briar @ Oxford!

Last Sunday, Sweet Briar’s Alumnae and Development Office organized a special luncheon for SBC invites alumnae, students and parents. The luncheon was held at the Red Lion Pub in Oxford and was attended by Professor Tony Lilly and the Sweet Briar students … Continue reading

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

As you probably know, Stratfod-Upon-Avon was the home of William Shakespeare and is now home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. VPO took a day trip to Stratford to see an evening production of Macbeth. But before the performance, we got … Continue reading

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Oath at the Bodleian Library

As part of our study abroad program, we are privilaged to have access to the famous Bodleian Library. The Bodleian is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Europe, its collection is housed in a number of different buildings, the … Continue reading

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St. Anne’s College, Oxford

Our study abroad program (the Virginia Program at Oxford) is hosted by St. Anne’s College where we have lectures, tutorials, and where we are housed. St. Anne’s is one of Oxford’s newer colleges, originally founded in 1910 as a women’s … Continue reading

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Last Day in Edinburgh

For our last day in Edinburgh, O’Neill and Carol walked the Royal Mile (they hadn’t yet visited the castle etc.) I wandered around the Princes Street gardens, when back to the National Gallery for a bit, and just generally enjoyed … Continue reading

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St. Andrews

On Saturday, O’Neill and Carol and I traveled via bus to St. Andrews. We enjoyed an authentic fish & chips lunch on Market Street before continuing on to St. Andrews Castle and the ruins of the Abbey. We also walked through … Continue reading

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Museums & the Arrival of Friends

Friday was spent exploring the National Gallery of Scotland, while waiting for my friends O’Neill and Carol to arrive at Waverley Station via the train. The National Gallery has a relatively small, but very impressive collection and I got to … Continue reading

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