Exploring Oxford as part of Cherwell College's Summer School

14th August 2018

As a part of our eclectic Summer programme, the students of Cherwell College have the opportunity to enjoy an array of enrichment activities.

This Monday, the students enjoyed a lovely walk and picnic in the tranquil Christ Church Meadows for lunch. This open space, unparalleled in natural beauty within the University and city, is the sight of many of the crucial sports teams of Oxford and Summer events. This iconic location, perfect for a spot of lunch and a stroll, was a gentle start to the afternoon's programme.

After a peaceful lunch, the students ventured over to Balliol College where they took a tour of the historical sight. Balliol, founded in 1263, has a fascinating group of alumnae including Economist Adam Smith, British politician Boris Johnson, journalist Martin Kettle and many more. The college claims to be the oldest in Oxford and although this fact is debateable, Balliol certainly has a tremendously rich history.

After having delved into Oxford’s academic past, the students were accompanied to another important part of Oxford’s rich culture, the covered market. Officially having opened in 1774, the covered market hosts a wonderful selection of vendors. From cake shops to hat vendors to independent butchers, there is never a dull moment in this Oxford landmark.