All right! I’m running out of ideas of how to start this off so let me get straight to the good stuff.
The first class on my calendar for a History elective was the mock interview technique class. The thing is, I already had to interview but it’s good to learn the techniques for future interviews. The teacher took ten minutes to have two students interviewing each other, one being the interviewer from Cambridge, and the other a young student hoping to get into Cambridge. It was quite interesting to see how the interviewer was acting, because he was trying to “trip” up the interviewee into a mistake.
After that was the mock interviews themselves. My history class already took the interviews yesterday so we all went off to our own rooms and chilled. Then was the most dreaded thing in the student’s life: the tests. Each elective was required to have a test that the students could take, therefore emulating how he colleges would operate and how their questions would look like. I have to admit, I didn’t study last night and there were some questions that I had no idea how to answer but it was OK…. I guess.
Following this session, we went to the Fitzwilliam Museum, over near the center of the city (or what I call the center of the city). Last week our tour guide that took the class around Cambridge told us it was a must-see attraction. I personally think that the museum was a bit too simple, but it was probably because there could’ve been a whole floor I didn’t see. There were interesting showcases of medieval armor and ancient things from all over the world. There was pottery from China, weapons from the Middle East, and many other different things the Empire had slowly assembled over their time as the rulers (not meaning for this to be offensive or anything).
Then there was a lecture of sorts by the founder of CBL, Dr. Wanner. He talked to us about international politics and the importance of what was happening in the UK, namely Brexit. He was there to set up for the next lecture, which was also about the UK leaving the EU, but this lecture was by a different professor, Professor Dun. He spoke a lot on the reasons and the effects of Brexit, which I found quite interesting. All right, his words were a bit dry and I caught myself wandering off from time to time, but what he had to say was really something we should all know.