Cyle here, with exciting news- students have arrived to Lady Margaret Hall and Summerfuel Oxford 2019 has begun in earnest!
The day begun early for our heroic RAs who were up at 4am in order be to Heathrow Airport in time to greet our first arrivals (thanks RAs!!!) while Lindsey and I were back at Lady Margaret Hall making sure that everything was just as it should be.
A coach arrived with the majority of our 44 students, while several others were dropped off by parents, and others by taxis. Once everyone got onto campus, into their respective rooms and settled, we went to dinner as a program with students sitting in their RA groups and dining with their RA (if you’ve not seen this post about our great RAs, I’d recommend it!) and then we went into the Talbot Bar (the English term for a gathering place) for “Friendship Bingo”.
In Friendship Bingo, students are given a card with squares that have various attributes or facts like “Find someone with a name that has the same first letter as yours”, or “Find a cat person”, and are then tasked with mixing and mingling in order to find people with those attributes. We asked each student to complete two rows in order to earn an ice cream bar, but most of them surprised us by nearly filling their bingo cards!
This is a good group indeed. As Friendship Bingo wound down, we got out the football (the English football!), a frisbee, and the ping pong paddles and the games began.
Fun was had by all, and I’ve been really impressed by how much this group is getting on. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and the beginning of academics!