Opening Ceremonies

The first few days were a bit of a whirlwind. After giving us a walking tour of the campus and the city center, St. Clare's kicked off the semester with a welcoming dinner at St. Hilda's College of Oxford. St. Hilda's is located on the banks of a tributary to the Thames and the greens are absolutely spectacular. I met my flatmates and a number of other international students at the college over wine and beef burgundy. We finished the evening at Eagle and Child, a favorite pub of both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. It was a wonderful way to begin my semester in Oxford.