High flyers visit Oxford University

19th April 2016
On March 2nd twelve JWA pupils from the Most Able cohort went to the University of Oxford to experience what it would be like to study there.
During the day pupils got a tour of the city - including the Bodleian Library, which we discovered has a copy of every book that has ever been published and an underground basement which connects it to the iconic Radcliffe Camera. We also got to see an exhibition in the newly opened Weston Library where we saw the oldest remaining map of England.
In the afternoon pupils got to explore the conventions of Jacobean theatre and how Shakespeare's plays would have been directed originally. Did you know that every Shakespeare play used to end with a jig regardless of whether it was a tragedy, history or comedy?
Finally, JWA pupils were able to speak to current undergrads and university tutors about what studying English at university is like and their experience of living away from home to study. It was a highly rewarding day out for all!