Oxford Excursion – by Maria – Medicine
Sunday, 8 August
Today has been another exciting day at Immerse. For many, the trip to Oxford seemed to be a highlight of the week. I woke up at 6:45 am to prepare myself for the early departure. A few minutes before eight, I met up with my friends, and we rushed to have breakfast and a morning coffee together. Crispy croissants with apricot jam are definitely a great way to start the day!
We spent the coach journey to Oxford listening to lively, energizing music. The city certainly lived up to our expectations (although, in my opinion, it is not as amazing as Cambridge). We spent nearly 2 hours exploring Blackwell – a marvellous bookshop in the city centre. I found the concept of “Mystery Books” very intriguing, which is why I decided to get one. It involves choosing the book based on the summary without knowing the title or the author’s name.
Later, we had an opportunity to enjoy a formal lunch at St. Edmund’s Hall College. A warm meal was a blessing after intensive book shopping.
After lunch, I went on a coffee spree with my friends – we tried espressos from 6 different coffeehouses in Oxford, including The Grand Cafe – the oldest café in England, established in 1650. We quenched our caffeine thirst and fueled up for the rest of the day.
After that, it was time to leave Oxford and head back to Cambridge. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Sidney Sussex cafeteria.
Since we had no activities planned for the evening, we spent our free time working on our personal projects and chatting in the beautiful gardens.
At 10:30 pm, I finally came back to my room. That was a very exhausting day full of new experiences. I fell asleep immediately.
Maria, Sidney Sussex, Session 5 – Medicine