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King's Links university trip: Oxford colleges

The King’s Links university programme continues. Mrs Beidas reports: ‘Senior King’s High girls experienced student life in the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. The day began with a walking tour of Oxford, sampling the delights of Balliol College, Blackwell’s bookshop (also celebrating its 140th anniversary this year) and Christ Church Gardens, before a splendid lunch at St Hilda’s College. Over lunch, the girls were able to quiz Old Girls already studying at Oxford, with representatives from Lincoln, St. John’s, St Hugh’s and University Colleges, advising them on which colleges to choose, interview technique, and quirky college traditions. The afternoon was spent in Old Girl-led tours of University College and St John’s College, learning about, among other things, welfare dogs, the perks of being a chorister, and how a famous scientist violated the strict ‘Keep off the Grass’ laws.’

Forthcoming  university trips – with girls being shown around by former King’s pupils now studying there – are planned for Cambridge and Bristol.