Year 12 academic day at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Monday 13 March 2017
Thirty students from a number of Haringey Sixth Forms experienced student life at Lady Margaret Hall, a College of the University of Oxford.
The academic day on 7 March, called Thinking Differently, was attended by students from Highgate Wood, Fortismere, Haringey Sixth Form, Alexandra Park School, St Thomas More and Greig City Academy.
Students spent the day being introduced to a variety of different lectures and new subjects. The Principal, Alan Rusbridger, lectured on the changing face of news and ‘fake news’. A Physics lecture on The Hadron Collider was given by Professor Todd Huffman and an English seminar about poetry was given by Professor and Vice Principal, Helen Barr.
Alan Rusbridger said:
We were delighted to welcome Haringey students to LMH and were really impressed with their enthusiasm, curiosity and love of learning. LMH is dedicated to making sure young people from Haringey know about the opportunities available to them so they can make the best decisions about their future.
The pupils, accompanied by their teachers, had lunch and chatted with current students who passed on lots of advice on how to apply, with some top tips.
The students worked with undergraduates who took them around and introduced them to a wealth of experiences on offer. The day ended with a question and answer session with LMH students.
The Thinking Differently programme is an initiative organised by Haringey Council and Lady Margaret Hall to help students experience Oxford life and enjoy learning new things.
It’s part of a series of visits by LMH to Haringey. In January the Principal took a team from LMH to Haringey to meet the students and they will return to the borough in the coming months to give more information about the Oxford application process.
LMH is holding Open Days on 29 and 30 June and 15 September 2017. More information will be available on the LMH website (external link).