Brasenose ASP Students Visit Bath
One of the many, and arguably most popular, excursions that the Bucksmore ASP Programme runs at Brasenose college is a day trip to the historical city of Bath. After a morning of challenging classes, the students can spend the afternoon exploring the stunning architecture of the Roman baths and the picturesque landscape of the city that encompasses them.
After starting off the trip with a group photo at the Abbey the students had some free time to try and complete the Bath photo challenge. This included completing tasks such as: finding Pulteney Bridge which is famous for having shops that span across both of its sides, eating a ‘Bath bun’, a sweet bread infused with water from the baths and walking up to see the ‘Royal Crescent’. Many of the students chose to try traditional afternoon tea in their free time where they could reward themselves with typically English treats after walking up the many hills of the city.
The day ended with a trip to the historical Roman Baths museum which dates back to 70AD. An audio guide provided a factual commentary to the excavated sight, stonework and ancient chambers that we could walk around. The main sight to see was the outdoor thermal pool, surrounded by roman colonnades, that still contains thermal spring water. The Abbey which looms overhead and provides a stunning backdrop to the outdoor pool, was found to be the perfect photo spot by the students.
With the day drawing to a close, there was a quick visit to the gift shop to try bottled water from the thermal baths and pick up some souvenirs for family members. All in all the students found the trip to be a great cultural experience and a lovely place to unwind after their lectures.