Tag: England

60 Degrees and Sunny, a Weekend Away in Malta

During my study abroad experience I’ve been lucky enough to take some of my weekends to travel around Europe. So far I’ve been able to experience a great mix of what Europe has to offer. I’ve found myself in city life in Amsterdam, in the skiing world of the French Alps and most recently the ...

Museum of the Week

Even though I did not actually have museum class this week because of the strike, I decided to go on ahead and go the museum by myself! This weeks museum was The Tate Britain. The Tate Britain is a museum dedicated to artists from England and the work they have created. The museum is set ...

Queen Mary Staff on Strike

Academically, this has been a very easy week for me, for my professors have been on strike. This strike has been a long time coming with poster hanging all over campus since I arrived in January. The professors who are striking at Queen Mary are part of the University and College Union, which called the ...

Pancake Day!!

This week I got to participate in what I think may be one of the most fun British holidays, Pancake Day! Pancake day was this past Tuesday, perfectly placed right before Valentine’s Day. Now this is apparently celebrated in other places besides the UK, but it is definitely the most fun here in London. Everywhere ...

Museum of the Week

Hello again and welcome to the fourth installment of Museum of the Week! This week I was back in South Kensington at The Victoria and Albert Museum, more widely known as the V&A. The V&A is the worlds largest museum of decorative arts and design. It has over 4.5 million objects and was founded in ...

Museum of the Week

On this episode of Museum of the Week, I went to what I believe to be one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen, The Natural History Museum! Located in the heart of South Kensington, The Natural History Museum is the perfect place for anyone of any age to visit and enjoy. The minute ...

Back to School, Back to School

It’s Monday morning and after an amazing couple of days galavanting through London, I find myself waking up at 8:30 in the morning getting ready for my first class at Queen Mary. As I didn’t know this too well before I got here, I wanted to run through what to expect from the UK University ...