…to the Oxford English Centre! Here is the Social Activities Programme we’ve organised for you during your stay in Oxford.
In this booklet you will find details of all the activities planned for the time you are here. Please check in advance what you will be doing each day so you know where and when to meet and if you need to bring anything. Please read it very carefully. On your first day you may be shown some of the useful sights and meeting places around Oxford. The main meeting places are Caramba Café or Carfax Tower. Please check carefully that you know where you should be meeting for each activity so that you don’t miss anything. It is very important that you carry your STUDENT CARD/DRIVING LICENCE OR I.D. AT ALL TIMES. Without it, you may not be able to take part in some social activities. The weather and the programme may change. Keep checking the Social Activities Notice Boards. More information about tours and activities is provided on these boards.
Important: All students under 18 must return to their host families by 22.30 at the latest. This is our school rule and must be respected. SATURDAY EXCURSIONS: PLEASE SIGN UP WITH US FOR EACH EXCURSION YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BEFORE WEDNESDAY OF THE SAME WEEK BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES AVAILABLE FOR EACH TRIP. If you have any problems or questions, please come and talk to one of us and we will be happy to help you! Best wishes,
Rachel and Tom Social Activities Organisers
Monday 4th of April Afternoon The Botanical Gardens 3.30pm Meet at Caramba café
Tuesday 5th of April Evening
Karaoke – who will be crowned Karaoke King
Wednesday 6th of April
8pm Meet at Caramba café
***DON’T MISS THIS!***
Thursday 7th of April
Evening RAW DIVA – A free professional dance class with Jenni Middleton of Raw Diva
Evening International Quiz Night – prizes to be
8pm Meet at Caramba café
8pm Meet at Caramba café
Friday 8th of April Afternoon Football match – on Astroturf in
***Time to be confirmed*** Meet at Caramba café
Monday 11th of April Afternoon New College – where the actor Hugh
3.30pm Meet at Caramba café
Tuesday 12th of April Evening
Pool Night – who’s got the skills? 8pm Meet at Carfax Tower
Thursday 14th of April ***THE EVENT OF THE MONTH!*** Evening Thai Party!
An evening of food, music and entertainment hosted by our Thai students! 7.30pm Meet at Caramba café Friday 15th of April Afternoon The University Museum 3.30pm Meet at Caramba café
Monday 18th of April Afternoon Christchurch College – where scenes from
Harry Potter were filmed! 3.30pm Meet at Caramba café
Tuesday 19th of April Evening Karaoke! 8pm Meet at Caramba café Thursday 21st of April ***DON’T MISS THIS!*** Evening
Disco – put your dancing shoes on 8pm Meet at Caramba café Friday 22nd of April BANK HOLIDAY! FREE excursion to the magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE and gardens! Meet at the back carpark of The Oxford English Centre **sign up in the office with Rachel or Tom before Monday 18th of April**
Monday 25th of April BANK HOLIDAY! FREE excursion to LONDON – walking tour
and then free time in the Capital!
Meet at the back carpark of The Oxford English Centre **sign up in the office with Rachel or Tom before Monday 18th of April**
Thursday 28th of April
Tuesday 26th of April
Evening Disco! 8pm Meet at Caramba café
Evening Film night 8pm Meet at Caramba café
Friday 29th of April ***DON’T MISS THIS SHAKESPERIENCE!*** A FREE performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet - performed by Troika Theatre Company! www.troikatheatre.co.uk
Meet at Caramba café at 3.30pm
Saturday Excursions with SEA tours www.seaoxford.com **SEA is a private company. Please arrive ON TIME for each excursion because your tour guide will not be able to wait for you.**
Saturday 2nd of April 2011: LONDON HALF DAY TOUR ÂŁ20.00 Return travel by coach. Walking tour of London including Buckingham Palace and changing of the guard, St. James Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar square. Free time in the afternoon to shop or visit museums. Your return ticket can be used at any time in the afternoon, evening or even the next day so you can come back to Oxford when YOU want to!
Saturday 9th of April 2011: ISLE OF WIGHT £38.00 INCLUDES FERRY TRAVEL AND FULL DAY TOUR OF THE ISLAND You will take the boat from Southampton across to Cowes on the north of the island. You will pass through lovely little seaside towns and lush countryside until we reach Shanklin. Here, you will have plenty of time to swim, walk on the beach, and have lunch. The south of the island is famous for witches and smugglers and its unspoilt countryside. You will stop at Alim Bay were you can see the Needles and walk over the white cliffs. Finally, you will take the early evening boat back to England.
Saturday 16th of April 2011: BATH £34.00 With your free audio guide you can take as long as you like to see the 2,000 year old Roman Baths. You will go on a tour around the 18th century city and you will see the Crescent and the Circus – two of the most impressive streets in Europe. Includes entrance to The Roman Baths Museum.
Saturday 23rd of April 2011: STONEHENGE, SALISBURY AND AVEBURY £34.00 Stonehenge is Britain’s oldest monument, built over 5,000 years ago. Take your time to listen to its amazing story. Later your guide will show you Salisbury with its spectacular, famous Cathedral. Then you will have plenty of time to explore the city. Your magical journey ends in Avebury. Like Stonehenge but bigger!
Saturday 19th of March 2011:
Saturday 30th of April 2011: CAMBRIDGE £31.00 Return travel by coach. You will hear the history of the University which produced Darwin, Newton and DNA. You will also enter King’s College Chapel. You can spend your free time exploring colleges, punting on the River Cam, walking through lovely meadows, shopping, or visiting the free Fitzwilliam Museum.