Week 12, Cambridge, BBC, Broughton Castle / by Joshua Siniscal

Hello everyone, yes it is true that I've been home for over a week already, but I did not forget about my last weekend of trips. So, even though it's several weeks late, I wanted to finish these blog posts appropriately. It was not my intention to end them so abruptly. 

Therefore, here are some photos from our week 12 trips which were the last set of trips that we went on.

By this point in the semester I guess everyone had had enough of the trips, or were too focused on finishing papers, which I understand, so there were only 7 of us that went to Cambridge. Of course I was 1 of the 7 because I wanted to go on all the trips. Cambridge and Oxford are the two major college cities in England. I'm sure most people are aware of the many famous minds that have come out of these colleges in Cambridge. There are actually around 30 colleges in the city which I thought was fascinating! 

The famous mathematical bridge. I t is composed entirely of straight timbers. The bridge connects the two parts of Queen's College

The famous mathematical bridge. It is composed entirely of straight timbers. The bridge connects the two parts of Queen's College

King's College

King's College

King's College Chapel built in the late 1400s.

King's College Chapel built in the late 1400s.

Inside the chapel

Inside the chapel

It almost felt like I was in Venice again because of all the boat rides

It almost felt like I was in Venice again because of all the boat rides

The grounds are just beautiful 

The grounds are just beautiful 

Anyone down for a boat ride?

Anyone down for a boat ride?

There are tons of people who bike in this city and they go fast! If you ever visit, be careful because they whip around the corners and zip through the streets. With that being said though, I did find this nice bike with flowers which I liked. 

There are tons of people who bike in this city and they go fast! If you ever visit, be careful because they whip around the corners and zip through the streets. With that being said though, I did find this nice bike with flowers which I liked. 

After visiting King's College, I headed to the Fitzwilliam museum. The grand entrance was breathtaking. 

The next day we toured the BBC headquarters in London for Communications class. I did not bring my camera, so these are just some photos I took on my iPod.

We got to see what it was like to do a broadcast

We got to see what it was like to do a broadcast

The center of the building has a small stage where many famous artists have come and performed small shows that were broadcasted on BBC.

The center of the building has a small stage where many famous artists have come and performed small shows that were broadcasted on BBC.

Afterwards we just walked around London for a little while.

Trafalgar square

Trafalgar square

Then on Sunday we visited a local castle in the same town as our college, Banbury. Again, there were only about 8 of us there. The name of the castle is Broughton Castle and actually looks a lot like our Abbey in many ways. 

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle

The inside. 

The inside. 

We got to go on the roof. The castle is surrounded by a moat, and acres and acres of land filled with sheep. 

We got to go on the roof. The castle is surrounded by a moat, and acres and acres of land filled with sheep. 

The backyard garden

The backyard garden

Entering the yard

Entering the yard

I just want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read these blogs over the past months. I hope you all enjoyed tagging along with me on these journeys and reliving the moments through my photos!

I do intend on posting one more blog that I'll talk in detail a little more about my overall experience and my time at Wroxton. 
 

-Josh