Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Blog – August 10, 2016

Hello from London! It’s been another amazing day in this enchanting city. We started our day with a scenic drive to Oxford University where we met two knowledgeable women, Dr. Alice Kelly and Dr. Emma Login, who spoke to us about women in the First World War and the significance of war memorials. They provided us with the tools needed to be able to look at historical events with critical lenses. They also spurred engaging conversations about the decisions and controversies surrounding memorials.

Our lunch we strolled through the cobblestone streets, and were inspired by the fact that so many acclaimed scholars had walked the same paths. The day ended with an amazing dinner at the Admiralty restaurant in Trafalgar Square, after which we embarked upon the BVP Amazing Race that took us to the Globe, National Theatre, Tate Modern, and Millennium Bridge. We even saw Tower Bridge. Today was an exciting end to our England experience and we look forward to traveling to France and Belgium tomorrow!

 – Haleh Zabihi, St. John’s NL and Hannah Hardy, Albany, PEI

Click here to view photos from the BVP 2016 program!

August 10 photo collage

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