Blog: September 2005

Belated updates

Posted on September 21, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Okay, now that we finally have internet I'd better update y'all on what we've been up to the past couple days. We kept thinking we'd have web access in our room any second so we didn't stop by the internet cafe as before. And by the time evening rolled around with still no internet, I wanted to go to bed, not walk to the cafe! So I apologize for the delay, and here's what we did the last couple days...

We made it!

Posted on September 17, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Greetings from Oxford! I would have liked to post earlier but there is an administrative issue with our in-room internet access that won't be solved until mid-week. Argh. So this is written from an internet cafe, and will accordingly be picture-free, sadly. Our trip went very smoothly - flights on time, good seats, smooth ride, no crashing, and arrived an hour ahead of schedule...

Feeling a bit like a student

Posted on September 23, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Today's highlight was that, for the first time, I had some hint as to what it might feel like to be an Oxford student. So far I've felt more like a tourist with the luxury of having a whole week to explore the city, and it's been hard to believe that I will actually be studying here. The first accomplishment was that I finally tracked down the Oxford religion department, which is handily located just a few doors down from the Eagle and Child pub! We just saw the front door (it was closed), but it was good to know where it is...

A gargoyle, a club, and a library

Posted on September 30, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Most of today was spent at home, which was nice. I read, David looked for jobs, we answered e-mails, and generally took it easy. I just got an information booklet on my program, and it looks really fun and really intimidating all at the same time! Recently I picked up a book from Borders (yep, they have that here) called "The Cheeky Guide to Oxford...

We met the Archbishop of Canterbury!

Posted on September 29, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Today's highlight was an evening lecture at Oxford's University Church of St. Mary. The speaker was the Archbishop of Canterbury, so I had it all marked on my calendar beforehand. For those who don't know, the Archbishop of Canterbury is the leader of the Church of England as well as the worldwide Anglican Communion (which includes Anglicans, Episcopalians and various other churches with roots in the Church of England)...

Another lovely day in Oxford

Posted on September 24, 2005 by Holly Hayes
Today was a lovely clear day, very cold in the morning but actually rather warm in the afternoon. We had a nice, slow morning, taking care of laundry and other various things, and then took advantage of the pretty blue sky to do some walking and sightseeing. We walked through the nature reserve trail again, which is just so good for the soul, then wandered around the historic city center some more...