1èL/ES4 trip to Oxford: Down the Rabbit Hole

"The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well."
Lewis Caroll's novel is often read to children as a silly tale of mystery and imagination. And yet it is far more than that. 1èL/ES4 students experienced the weird and wonderful world of Caroll's alma mater college, Christ Church, on Monday 8th of May. As the location for the shooting of the first Harry Potter film, with the warm fires and huge oak dining tables, Christ Church is also the heart of Henry VIII's reformation, founded by the infamous philandering king and his right hand Cardinal Wolsey.
Students were treated to a day of Caroll's poetry, discovering the thought experiments in mathematics and physics as well as poetry and Modernist prose. Oxford seems lost in time, and yet a crucial hub of local and international culture, including the Union, where illustrious politicians from around the world have made history.
Thanks are extended to Me Morinière and M. Colangelo for enabling this trip, and especially the cantine staff under the supervision of M. Meunier for preparing the lunches. Thanks are also extended to Khalil Kozah who stepped in to accompany this trip.
Article submitted by Mr Kelly