Thursday, June 14, 2007


Now I'm getting excited. We just got our itinerary for England!

Here is the itinerary for the British Studies course. There are still a few things to be finalized, but this is what we have thus far. Scholarly and enriching activities are scheduled most mornings, while afternoons are free for you to pursue your own individual research. There will be two full-day trips--one to Stratford and one to Oxford.

Course Schedule (tentative)
Friday 6 July Depart US

Saturday 7 Arrive London

Sunday 8 St. Paul's (optional) - 9:00 a.m.
Orientation - 2:00 p.m.

Monday 9 Introductory Lecture - 9:00 a.m.
London Alive, The River Runs Through It: London and Historic Greenwich by Boat, ? p.m.

Tuesday 10 Day Trip to Stratford-on-Avon
London Eye – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Royal Geographic Society in a.m.
London Alive, Death, Mayhem and Westminster: A Walking Tour of an Urban Heart, ? p.m.
Reception – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 12 British Library in a.m.
7:00 p.m. Party at Stamford Arms

Friday 13 Houses of Parliament in a.m.

Saturday 14 NON-ACADEMIC DAY - Canterbury/Dover (optional)
Sunday 15 NON-ACADEMIC DAY - Salisbury/Stonehenge (optional)

Monday 16 Museum of London in a.m.

Tuesday 17

Wednesday 18 Victorian & Albert Museum & National Art Library in a.m.

Thursday 19 Day Trip to Oxford and Bodleian Library

Friday 20 Lecture

Saturday 21
Sunday 22 Depart London for Edinburgh

Monday 23 National Library of Scotland in a.m.

Tuesday 24 National Archives of Scotland in a.m.

Wednesday 25 Writers' Museum in a.m.
Free in the late afternoon for Mini-Break

Thursday 26 Mini-Break
Friday 27 Mini-Break
Saturday 28 Mini-Break
Sunday 29 Mini-Break
Monday 30 Mini-Break

Tuesday 31 St. Paul's Cathedral Library in a.m.

Wednesday 1 Aug Greenwich National Maritime Museum & Collections in a.m.
Royal Observatory in p.m.


Friday 3 Maps and Clockmakers Guildhall Library in a.m.

I had to pick two "London Alive" programs to go to. So I chose to attend:

The River Runs Through It: London and Historic Greenwich by Boat
With Dr. Dave Davies as your leader, you will see London as it should be seen: from the River Thames! This riverboat tour will float pass the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and other famous London landmarks. You will wind up in beautiful Greenwich, a scenic town of quaint shops, historic ships and clock-setter to the world. By day's end you'll have seen London from one of the city's most beautiful overlooks and had your picture taken with one foot in each hemisphere.


Death, Mayhem and Westminster: A Walking Tour of an Urban Heart
Professor Andrew Wiest takes you to the most famous sites of historic London, including the River Thames, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, the Horse Guard's Parade, Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace and Trafalgar Square. Along the journey Professor Wiest will spin historic tales not found in most history books -- tales of uprisings against the Romans, the bubonic plague, rat wars on the banks of the River Thames, murder (even the murder of a corpse), royal indiscretions and battles both good and bad.

I'm getting excited but still have so much to do!