The London Center staff organize and accompany students on numerous field trips in and around London as well as to other areas of the United Kingdom throughout the semester. You will be able to participate on pre-arranged excursions such as going to football (soccer) matches, markets, city tours, concerts and plays, etc. In addition to the activities in London, we also plan some weekend trips which usually run from Friday morning until Saturday evening/Sunday afternoon.
Schedule for the Fall 2014 semester:
First trip 5th September 2014
SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE
Our first trip is to the cathedral town of Salisbury in Wiltshire (about 100 miles south west of London) and the neighbouring UNESCO world heritage site of Stonehenge. If we have sufficient time we will also be visiting a second world heritage site, the Neolithic stone circle at Avebury, 24 miles north of Stonehenge. Salisbury Cathedral is the home of one of the four surviving copies of the famous foundation of English and American rights, the Magna Carta. We will challenge you with this comparison: Avebury is to Stonehenge as a cathedral is to a parish church.
Second trip 26th -27th September 2014
STRATFORD UPON AVON
Mandatory for students of the following courses:
Interrelationships, Drama and the London Theatre, Shakespeare
This trip is an overnight visit to Stratford and includes a visit to Warwick Castle, a ticket to the current RSC’s (Royal Shakespeare Company) production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, accommodation in a bed and breakfast hotel [full English breakfast included] in Stratford-upon-Avon, entrance to Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare's burial place, a talk on Shakespeare's life in Stratford, a brief walking tour of Stratford and, on the return, there is a two hour stop in England’s oldest university town, Oxford.
Third trip 14th – 16th November 2014
This trip includes travel from Kings Cross via super-fast Eurostar to Paris and bed and breakfast stay in a hostel near the Gare du Nord. There will be walking tours of revolutionary Paris, the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery where you will be challenged to find Jim Morrison, and of Montmartre. Friday night offers the opportunity of a free visit to the Louvre. You will have plenty of free time to climb the Eiffel Tower, go for a boat ride on the Seine, shop, etc.
Any additional trips will be announced.