In the morning, lessons continued as normal before workshops in the afternoon. Medical School Preparation students were subjected to a particularly gruelling time: entrance interviews for Medicine at universities are a tricky prospect for many, and to prepare for this, students rotated round four quick-fire interview stations answering hard questions. It’s a format often used, in fact, in speed-dating— and while it’s probably fair to say that that would be rather more fun, the process showed students the areas in which they need to get better, and could prove invaluable.
In the evening, after an afternoon of free time and a final dinner in the Great Hall, there was a football match organised amid the blissful beauty of the Backs meadows, near Queens’ College. The match took on an international edge, with Spanish and Italian students teaming up against students from the Rest Of The World, summoning up the skills of Xavi and Pirlo to try to overcome the numerical difference.
The Talent Show, often a source of competition after days spent preparing acts, was a calm affair— more of a group jamming session than a contest. After a few acts, it was informally agreed that things would continue as it normally would on an evening: with group singing to the chords of the guitar. To encourage more participation, an ingenious system was created: the ‘audience’ could request the next song, but whoever suggested it would then have to join in, picking up a maraca or singing themselves.
After the football and the talent show, many students headed into the city centre to make the most of the time they have in Cambridge. Others, though, chose to make the most of the time they still have together among friends with whom they have become close, spending the evening in the marquee chatting while listening to Disney music.