Oxford, Day 26: Last Day of Classes

Originally posted June 21, 2012, this blog post series is an undergraduate short-term study abroad trip in Oxford, UK in partnership with Salve Regina University and St. Clare’s Oxford. The blog post may have been edited for clarity and updated with relevant travel information and links.

This trip has flown by so fast–today was the last day of classes. I had coffee with one friend who was going to Ireland for the weekend before class and indulged in a Starbucks on High Street.

In Shakespeare, we watched a movie interpretation of Twelfth Night (1996) which featured a star-studded cast:

  • Helena Bonham Carter (Olivia)- Harry Potter series as Bellatrix Lestrange, Alice in Wonderland
  • Steven Mackintosh (Sebastian)- Underworld
  • Sir Ben Kingsley (Feste)- The Wackness, Shutter Island, Hugo
  • Imelda Staunton (Maria)- Harry Potter series as Dolores Umbridge

During Literature of Shakespeare, we walked to the University Parks, the Bodleian Library, the King’s Arms, and Keble College Chapel. The bittersweet thing was that the trip came full circle by revisiting the same places we went to the same day we came to Oxford.

Then, the university held a farewell dinner for the students. 
I am not ready to say goodbye just yet. 
Tall White Caffe Mocha and Water
More punting
Looks like a tree behind the library back in Newport–a sure reminder of heading back  to the States 
Return to the Bodleian Library 
Front of the Bodleian Library
The class stopped in the King’s Arms for a bit to wait out the rain–our professor was kind enough to buy us popcorn as an afternoon snack.
The same room we stayed in today and our first day we came to Oxford
Revisiting Keble College
Carnations are part of the students’ graduation/exam outfit, sub fusque
Adorable bike by Blackwells Bookshop
Moo-Moo’s Milkshakes in the Covered Market Place
The class went here the other day, but since I  did not have cash on me then, finally got one today–a small KitKat and Nutella milkshake. Perfection,
Table setting at the university’s farewell dinner
Pineapple, Avocado, and Arugula Salad  served with balsamic vinaigrette
Turkey Paupiette stuffed with sage and onion, wrapped in streaky bacon served with Jersey royal potatoes, courgettes Provencal, and Chantenay carrots
A trio of desserts: summer pudding with cream. lemon tart, and chocolate mousse shot

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