The World’s Fussiest Flag, London

By Jeffrey P. Lupo, B.A. program alumnus.

Insight from London, England

The Union Jack seems unique among national flags to truly capture an essential feature of the people it represents. It […]

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Europe|Tags: , |

Oxford: Home of lost causes or progressive ideas?

By Rebekah Kennel, B.A. program student.

Insight from Oxford, England.

I’ve been in the UK nearly three months now. I’ve settled in the city of Oxford where the dreaming spires exude the city’s haunting beauty, ancient intellectualism, and sacred atmosphere. It’s easy to think in these nostalgic narratives, Oxford is so beautiful. Though, reviews in the past have been mixed. Here are a couple opinions I find rather concerning:
“Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!” – Matthew Arnold
“The real Oxford is a close corporation of jolly, untidy, lazy, good-for-nothing humorous old men, who have been electing their own successors ever since the world began and who intend to go on with it.” – C.S. Lewis

November 6th, 2012|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , |