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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

March 2010


…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. The meeting place for all of your activities is Caramba Café, Carfax tower or The Oxford English Centre front carpark. Please check carefully so you know where you should be meeting.

And finally… 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 the Activities board. Important: All students under 18 must return to their host families by 22.30

If you have any problems or questions, please see Rachel, our social activities organiser.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you have fun at OEC!


Monday 1st Afternoon 3.30pm St Mary’s Church and tower – panoramic views of Oxford’s dreaming spires

or Afternoon 4.15pm Take part in a Football match! – a football game with other students from the Oxford English Centre on a nice Astroturf pitch!

Meet for both of these at Caramba Cafe

Tuesday 2nd Evening 7.45pm Pool night Meet at Carfax Tower

Thursday 4th Evening 7.45pm Karaoke Meet at Caramba Cafe

Friday 5th Afternoon 3.30pm Treasure hunt or Christchurch College – where Harry Potter was filmed! Meet at Caramba Cafe


Monday 8th Afternoon 3.30pm Botanical gardens Meet at Caramba Cafe

Tuesday 9th Evening 7.45pm Wine and cheese evening – relax with a glass of wine and take part in an international quiz Meet at Caramba Cafe

Thursday 11th Evening 7.45pm Bingo – lucky number!!! Meet at Caramba Cafe

Friday 12th Afternoon 3.30pm Arts and Crafts - create Mother’s day cards to send home and give to your wonderful host Mother’s! Meet at Caramba Cafe


Monday 15th Afternoon 3.30pm A shopping trip to Bicester village – Calvin Klein, Burberry, D&G, Gucci… Meet at Caramba Cafe

Tuesday 16th Evening 7.45pm Pub night Meet at Carfax Tower Wednesday 17th Evening 7.45pm St. Patrick’s Day party – a taste of Ireland…. Meet at Caramba Cafe Don’t forget to come and sign up for the Oxford Castle visit…

Friday 19th Afternoon 3.30pm The Covered Market – a unique indoor 1774 shopping market in the heart of Oxford. Meet at Caramba Cafe


Monday 22nd Afternoon 3.30pm Oxford Castle Unlocked – unlocking the secrets of our very own Castle… Only 15 spaces available sign up with Rachel in the office before Wednesday 17th Meet at Caramba Cafe

Tuesday 23rd Evening 7.45pm Pool night Meet at Carfax Tower

Thursday 25th Evening 7.45pm Fancy dress Disco – prizes for the best costume and the best dancer! Meet at Caramba Cafe

Friday 26th Afternoon 3.30pm Photo challenge – prizes for accuracy and speed! Meet at Caramba Cafe


Monday 29th Afternoon 3.30pm English Cream tea Meet at Caramba Cafe

Tuesday 30th Afternoon 3.30pm Ashmolean Museum Evening 7.45pm Karaoke Meet at Caramba Cafe

Wednesday 31st Evening 7.45pm Disco Meet at Caramba Cafe


Saturday excursions… Saturday 6th March 2010: STONEHENGE, SALISBURY AND AVEBURY (£33) Stonehenge is Britain’s oldest monument, built over 5,000 years ago. Take your time to listen to its amazing story. Later, our guide will show you Salisbury with its spectacular, famous cathedral. Then you will have plenty of time to explore the city. Our magical journey ends in Avebury, like Stonehenge but even bigger!

Saturday 13th March 2010: CAMBRIDGE (£30) You will hear the history of the university and also enter King’s College Chapel. You can spend your free time exploring colleges, walking through lovely meadows, or shopping and visiting the free Fitzwilliam Museum.

Saturday 20th March 2010: BATH (£33) With your free audio guide you can take as long as you want to see the 2000-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 27th March 2010: WALES (£31) We will first visit the 800 year old ruins of Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Welsh borders that inspired poet William Wordsworth. When you arrive in Cardiff you will have lots of time to see the castle, the free National Museum and to explore the biggest shopping area in Wales. Take time to enjoy the culture and language of Britain’s most traditional country. Includes entrance to Tintern Abbey.


March activity programme 2010