AHA Semester: Autumn in London

WOOPEEE! Students arrived on Friday 14th September and there it all began...

 

 

Day 1: Orientation around Chelsea and South Kensington, the Saatchi Gallery, lunch in the Garden at the V&A museum...

 

 

....Followed by a stroll down the Southbank, film at the British Film institute, and stroll over Embankment bridge to admire the bright lights.

 

 

Day 2: a Sunday stroll through the delights of a local food market...

 

 

...and a sunny afternoon at Hampton Court with AHA tutor Rose Balston

 

 

Day 3: Monday morning, magnificent Westminster Abbey followed by 'Monarchy' at the National Gallery with AHA tutor Oliva Dobell

 

 

Day 4: A day trip to Windsor Castle, Victoria and the Empire...

 

 

Day 5: The Houses of Parliament followed by the banqueting house...

 

 

Day 7: after a day of romantic poetry in the beautiful suburb of Hampstead (day 6), back into the city proper with Rose for the Great Fire, Wren, and the City Churches.

 

 

In the afternoon, stepping back into the Middle Ages at Great St Bartholomew's church - monasteries and medecine

 

 

 

Day 8: Sunday Brunch at the Breakfast Club in Spittalfields followed by a trip to the famous Whitechapel Gallery...mmmm...

 

 

 

Day 9: A sneak look at the London Metal exchange from the galleries, a hearty lunch at one of London's oldest chop houses and a visit to the Inns of Court to talk about English Law

 

 

 

Day 10: Buckingham Palace and back to the National Gallery for more magnificent paintings

 

 

 

 

Day 11: A morning at the British Museum: 3 inches away from Michelangelo's drawing of Adam for the Sistine ceiling (!!), the Parthenon marbles and much much more...

 

 

 

Day 12: The spectacular Tate Modern collection - a real highlight of London

 

 

 

...And behind the scenes visits to 3 London Galleries and a private tour of Christie's by Zita Caldecott, of the Chairman's Office... WOW.

 

 

 

After a visit to the Tate Britain with AHA tutor Steve Nelson and well deserved day of rest, our AHA students packed their bags and headed to PARIS!

 

 

This is just a taste of all the wonderful things the students have been getting up to in London. There have been trips to the Globe theatre; comedy evenings; cosy suppers at tutors’ houses; film nights; trips to the Opera and much much more.

A HUGE thank you to Semester Student Jacqueline Langelier for her excellent photos (1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12) – a joy to see the course through her eyes.

For regular updates on our Semester this year follow us on Twitter (@AHAcourses, #ahasemester), and  \’Like\’ our Facebook Page. We’ll be posting more news from Paris soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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