Au Revoir, Bucksmore Magdalene!

And so we enter the final part of the Bucksmore Magdalene course, and these last few days have been jam-packed! On Wednesday, we voyaged to London and miraculously avoided the traffic, arriving early enough to allow us time to relax along the South Bank, soaking in the sunshine. We boarded to London Eye, rising 135m […]

Dining and Dancing at Bucksmore Magdalene!

As Bucksmore Magdalene headed into our final week, and the weather took a turn for the worse (although the sun is starting to re-emerge!), we focused on inside activities and goodbye celebrations. After a lazy Sunday morning, we travelled to visit the beautiful cathedral city of Ely, the third longest cathedral in England. The exquisite […]

Magdalene’s Exciting Excurisons!

This week at Bucksmore, Magdalene, the students have been lucky enough to go on two exciting, but very different, excursions. On Wednesday we visited the nearby village of Grantchester, famous for its idyllic location (by the river Cam) and the beautiful walk to reach it. Unfortunately, the weather was incredibly hot, so the beautiful walk […]

Creative Classes at Magdalene College!

This week at Bucksmore, Magdalene College, the students enjoyed yet another week of fascinating lessons, workshops, and masterclasses. In Psychology, the students are embarking on an assessed project researching self-efficacy. They have been asked to gather information and statistics from their fellow students regarding some of this week’s activities (such as Box Car Racing and […]

Football, Films & Fantastic Music at Magdalene College!

On Sunday, the students had a very exciting day. Their morning began in Bletchley Park, the site of the World War II mathematicians who were famous for breaking the Enigma Code. This was followed by an exciting viewing of the World Cup Final. The French were going wild, with pretty much every other nationality supporting […]

Magdalene College’s Cambridge & Brighton Trip!

Bucksmore Magdalene has taken full advantage of the gorgeous weather with a week packed full of outdoor activities. On our first evening in the bustling town of Cambridge we went on a relaxing walk along its streets. We learnt about various colleges, admired churches and meandered along cobbled streets until we reached the river edge, […]

Magdalene College Paint Fight!

The day started with seminars from exciting speakers from all across the globe. For science and maths-based topics, the students were lucky enough to attend sessions on Chemistry, Advanced Mathematics and Applications of Engineering. For those who were more focused on the humanities side of things, there were opportunities to learn about Politics & International […]

Friends, Fun and Fashion

Sunday brought a whole host of new arrivals to Magdalene, who were welcomed with ice-breaker games on Sunday night and city tours from our now-expert counsellor guides on Monday. On Monday night the Bucksmore Quiz was back by popular demand, featuring History, Geography, Celebrities, and a ‘How Well Do You Know Your Counsellors’ round which […]

Another Jam-Packed Week for CASP!

Our second weekend featured a double-bill of excursions, starting with a visit to ‘The Other Place’ all day on Saturday. Whilst in Oxford we explored some of the numerous world-class museums the city has to offer, accompanied by a walking tour of the city centre and of course that all-important shopping time! The next day, […]

Workshops Begin

Students on the Bucksmore Cambridge Advanced Studies Programme (CASP) chose their workshops today. Outside of their choice of university-style academic tutorials, students on the CASP are able to choose something more creative. From pencil art to the art of the deal, students chose from a number of different workshops. Debating sees students practising different styles […]