Tag Archives: Oxford

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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“Sweet” Things

On Friday afternoon I again joined Sweet Briar librarian Julie Kane and Professor Tony Lilly in an exploration of Oxford; first stop: the covered market. I tried Ben’s cookies at the behest of Professor Cathy Gutierrez and they were amazing. … 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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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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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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Summer Vacation!

I can’t believe spring semester is already over. Congratulations to all the seniors graduating in 2011; we will miss you! However, I’m sure we’re all proud to say that we made it through finals week are looking forward to summer. … Continue reading

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