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Social calendar

 An exciting range of subsidized social activities for General Course students.

You will be able to access a full calendar of social events, with something new every week, that has been designed and subsidized exclusively for General Course students. Below are a few key highlights of social events through the year. 

Welcome Week Boat Party

Held in the week prior to the start of Michaelmas term, this popular icebreaker is a great way to meet your fellow students whilst enjoying the beautiful views of London from the river Thames.

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Tower Bridge on the River Thames

Cumberland Lodge Academic Retreat

Located 27 miles to the West of London, Cumberland Lodge is the largest house in Windsor Great Park. The General Course visit acts as an introduction to both the School and the UK and involves a mixture of academic seminars and social activities, as well as the opportunity to explore the Park and Windsor itself. Held over a weekend in the October it is open to around 50 students each year, with the cost subsidised by the School.

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General Course Cumberland Lodge October 2016
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Cumberland Lodge

Musicals

Experience London's famous West End in one of its 38 theatres! In 2016/17 General Course students saw Wicked, Les Miserables, Phanton of the Opera, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Billy Elliott, Lion King, Matilda, School of Rock and Aladdin the Musical. 

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Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and the Lion King

Walking Tours

One of the best ways to explore the distinct areas of London is by foot. Students can participate in a number of tours including the Camden Music Pub Tour, Alternative London Walking Tour, Greenwich, London Treasure Hunt, Southbank, a Perfect Day in London, Hidden Pubs of London and the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour.

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The Southbank with iconic landmarks including the London Eye.
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View from Greenwich Park.

Famous landmarks in the UK

A number of must-see locations and sites are included in the calendar including trips to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge & Bath and the Ultimate Harry Potter Experience.

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Hampton Court Palace
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Stonehenge

UK Cities

London is a great base from which to explore the UK at the weekend with visits to Dover Castle & Canterbury, York, Cambridge, Brighton, Oxford & Cotswolds, Edinburgh & the Highlands and Cardiff & the Brecon Beacons. 

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Radcliffe Camera in Oxford
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King's College Chapel and the River Cam in Cambridge

European trips

London is ideally situated to explore some European cities. As part of the social calendar you can visit picturesque Paris, beautiful Bruges and exquisite Amsterdam. 

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Paris, France
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Bruges, Belgium