It's day 2 of my adventure at Oxford! I woke up early this morning for breakfast and to get my electronics approved. We have to get all electronics cleared by the school before plugging them in because of currency/voltage differences between UK and US plugs.
Next I had my first plenary lecture. We have these once per day every weekday. Today's lecure was "British Politics Today." It was pretty interesting -- we talked a lot about the recent British elections.
After lunch, I roamed around town with a couple people I have met here - Amanda and Brad. Amanda is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Florida, and Brad goes to GMU. We intended to just go to a few gift shops but ended up stumbling upon some beautiful attractions! Here are a few places that we saw:
Streets of Oxford
Christ Church Hall (where Harry Potter was filmed!)
Lincoln College (another college of Oxford)
And here are a few more shots of Exeter College, where I am staying and studying:
My dorm room - 3rd floor with the windows open
Here's a view of the Exeter main courtyard
(door to left is Hall and door on right is main entrance)
OK, time for my first class now! Yay!