Today was another action-packed day for the Reach Cambridge participants. As the program is well underway, students have settled into their routine, while still remaining excited for the new classes and activities each day!
Our second day of classes for week two has incorporated a lot more outings, with some students visiting the Botanic Gardens, and having some interesting discussions about politics and climate change – a very stimulating afternoon.
Fitting with the summer day, for taster courses today, students visited Grantchester, learned about Virginia Woolf (and who’s afraid of her) and visited the Orchid, a lovely café by the river.
After classes, most students enjoyed time going around town and shopping in the sales, whilst others sat in Fitz, and soaked up the rays in the beautiful sunshine.
Our evening lecture was delivered by Genny, on the topic of debating. It was a very engaging and discursive lecture that got the students thinking about how to structure arguments, how to get their points of view across clearly and concisely, and how to match wits with the best of them!
To end the day, in response to the great enthusiasm of our Reach participants last time, our supervisors revived the Reach Cambridge Quiz Night. This time they created a quiz that focused on pop culture from around the world, as well as some riddles to test their lateral thinking. The results were hotly-contested, with two teams ending on equal points and duking it out over a final tie-break question.
Thus concluded another fantastic day on the Reach Cambridge program!