Tag Archives: England

Goodbye Oxford

The six weeks have flown by. Today one essay, two tutorials, and the final party are all that stand between me and my flight home. I am already feeling a bit nostalgic about my time in Oxford, and know that … Continue reading

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Blenheim Palace

This Monday Carol and I journeyed to Blenheim Palace, birthplace and once home of Winston Churchill, just 20 minutes outside of Oxford. On the bus ride there, we asked two older women, sitting behind us on the bus, if they knew … Continue reading

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Salisbury and Stonehenge

This past weekend ONeill and Carol and I traveled to Salisbury in order to see the Cathedral and Stonehenge which is just a few miles outside the city. (You can visit Carol’s blog for an alternate and much lengthier accountinflatable … Continue reading

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Hampton Court

Last weekend Virginia Program at Oxford took a field trip to Hampton Court, the once home of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and a young Princess Elizabeth. Hampton Court Palace has an interesting history as it was built by … Continue reading

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London!

Over the past few weekends my friends and I have been to London several times. These trips included a visit to London Tower (saw the crown jewels and the famous ravens), a cruise down the Thames pirate ship jumper, a … Continue reading

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Wonderland?

Oxford is a town famous for its many pubs, but this Thursday my friends and I wandered outside the city a bit to visit The Perch. Perhaps most famous for being a haunt of author Lewis Carroll (and supposedly part … Continue reading

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Ashmolean Museum

In addition the the University, Oxford is home to many museums, perhaps the most famous of which is the Ashmolean. Since museums in England are free to the public, my friends and I have been making good use of them as … Continue reading

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Oxford Castle

Last Sunday, Julie Kane (Sweet Briar’s amazing Head of Technical Services at the library) who also happens to be in Oxford this summer, met me for a day out! It was wonderful to see her, and she and I explored … Continue reading

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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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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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