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October 2011

…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 3rd of October Afternoon NEW COLLEGE – part of Oxford


3.30pm – meet at Caramba café

Tuesday 4th of October Evening PUB NIGHT 8pm – meet at Carfax Tower

Thursday 6th of October Evening BINGO – are you feeling lucky? 8pm – meet at Caramba café

Friday 7th of October Afternoon BICESTER VILLAGE – designer shopping


3.30pm – Meet at Caramba café

Monday 10th of October Afternoon BODLEIAN LIBRARY TOUR (with audio guide) 3.30pm – meet at Caramba café

Tuesday 11th of October Evening INTERNATIONAL QUIZ NIGHT 8pm – meet at Caramba café

Thursday 13th of October Evening JAZZ NIGHT 8pm – meet at Carfax Tower

Friday 14th of October Afternoon GOLF 3.30pm – meet at Caramba café

Monday 17th of October Afternoon UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 3.30pm – Meet at Caramba café

Tuesday 18th of October Evening KARAOKE 8pm – meet at Caramba cafe

Thursday 20th of October Evening EVENSONG at Magdalen College 5.30pm – Meet at Carfax Tower

Friday 21st of October Afternoon ST. MARY’S CHURCH AND TOWER –

climb the tower for panoramic views of Oxford 3.30pm – Meet at Caramba café

Monday 24th of October Afternoon MAGDALEN COLLEGE – part of Oxford


3.30pm – meet at Caramba café Tuesday 25th of October Evening POOL NIGHT 8pm – meet at Carfax Tower

Thursday 27th of October Evening WINE AND CHEESE 8pm – meet at Caramba café

Monday 31st of October

***SPECIAL EVENT!!*** Evening


Saturday Excursions with SEA tours **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 1st of October 2011: STONEHENGE, SALISBURY AND AVEBURY £33.00 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 8th of October 2011: WALES £32.00 First you will visit the 800 year old ruins of Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Welsh borders which inspired William Wordsworth. When you arrive in Cardiff, Western Europe’s newest capital, you will have lots of time to visit the Castle, the free National Museum and to explore the biggest shopping area in Wales. Takes time to enjoy the culture and language of Britain’s most traditional country. Ticket includes entry into Tintern Abbey.

Saturday 15th of October 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 22nd of October 2011: BATH £29.00 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: Saturday 29th of October 2011: CAMBRIDGE £33.00 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.

October, social, programme, 2011  

October, social, programme, 2011