More Excursions Announced for 2016!

Was your session and campus missing from our previous article? Read on for a list of more excursions coming up this summer…

City of Bristol

Who: Yarnton (session 1); St. Catherine’s (session 3)
Bristol is England sixth most populous city, and a must-see destination for all things arty – the city’s rich industrial heritage sits alongside vibrant creative spaces. The Arnolfini contemporary art centre draws visitors year on year, whilst the work of Bristol’s most iconic resident – Banksy – can be seen adorning many a street corner. Those of a more traditional persuasion can soak up the city’s history by visiting Clifton suspension bridge (pictured) or the historic SS Great Britain.

Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

Who: Queen’s (sessions 3 and 5); Yarnton (sessions 3 and 5); St. Catherine’s (session 4)
The Woburn estate belongs to the Duke of Bedford, and encompasses a wealth of visitor attractions: the Abbey itself (a 16th-century country house), acres of landscaped gardens, a miniature railway, and even a drive-through safari park. The 13th Duke opened the safari park in 1970 and it has proved a roaring success, with visitors able to get up close to rhinos, zebras, elephants, lemurs, and many more!

The London Dungeon, London

Who: St. Peter’s students not attending the Sea Life London Aquarium (sessions 3, 4, and 5)
How brave are you feeling? The sign hung over the entrance to London’s most sinister visitor attraction invites you to “enter at your peril”, as a combination of live actors and macabre special effects make for a day out you’re unlikely to forget. Your ticket also includes two fun rides: the Tyrant Boat Ride, inspired by the terrifying reign of Henry VIII, and the Drop Ride to Doom, a free-fall drop guaranteed to get your heart racing.

Sea Life London Aquarium, London

Who: St. Peter’s students not attending The London Dungeon (sessions 3, 4, and 5)
Sea Life hosts over one million visitors each year, and it the largest aquarium in London – memorably sited opposite the iconic London Eye. Visitors learn about the importance of ocean conversation whilst gaining unprecedented access to a variety of marine animals, from the tiniest seahorse to the scariest of sharks! The Aquarium even has its own colony of lovable Gentoo penguins, which participate in a breeding and conservation project in conjunction with the charity Falklands Conservation.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Who: Jowett (session 3)
The V&A holds a vast collection of art and design – the largest in the world, in fact. It was built in 1852 in honour of the royal couple, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who invested greatly in many other cultural attractions nearby such as the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. Visitors can discover exquisite artifacts from craftspeople all over the world, including the museum’s renowned collection of fashion pieces.

Have these excursions tempted you to book onto an ORA Summer School Programme? You can apply online!

Image credits: clifton suspension bridge; raccoon; v&a frontage