Our last day in London

Yesterday was a free day in London without any scheduled class activities.  We all made the most of the free time.  Students visited the zoo, attended Evensong at Westminster, toured the Tower of London, toured the city by bus, visited Hampton Court Palace, spent the day at The British Museum, attended a show and shopped.  Most everyone met for a later dinner at a neighborhood pub.

This morning we began our final day with class in Russell Square where the final five students presented their thesis ideas for discussion.

After class, we had a brief break for lunch and the students chose whether they wished to visit The British Library, which has over 200 beautiful and fascinating items on display such as sacred texts from many faiths, maps, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world (including the Magna Carta!)

 

OR

 The British Museum, a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. In plainer terms: The Rosetta Stone! Egyptian Mummies (dating back to 3300BC!) Elgin Marbles!

 
After an exciting afternoon, we met for snacks at a neighborhood pub, The Plough. We enjoyed hanging out together and reminiscing about all of the amazing experiences we shared in London.
Olenka, Mark and Rob
Michelle, Mike, Aaron, Laura and Bonalyn
Brian, Kelsey, Jamie and Magan
Jack, Courtney and Justin.
 
We were even joined by a young Charles Darwin.
Mark conquers “The Codfather”
 
 
 
 
While we all had several last minute things that we wanted to do on our final night in London, Dr. Firenze certainly seemed to accomplish the most!
  
 
I guess this proves once and for all, nothing can make these guys laugh.
 
Well, all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow we will take our final tube ride from London to Heathrow and begin our long journey home.  We had an amazing trip, one I am sure that we will not soon forget. Thanks for following the blog! Cheers! 
 
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~ by Dr. Musa on May 30, 2011.

One Response to “Our last day in London”

  1. Wow! Dr. Firenze is better than David Copperfield. He’s in two places at once – both on stage and in the audience.
    Great job, Jen! You’re the unsung hero of the blog.
    Safe home everyone.

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