And here we are. Fresher’s Week has officially ended (thank God).
The last part of this week has been a bit busy, we went to The Cobbler yesterday for the EUMC Fresher day hike. It was actually a wonderful day out, the visibility was great and I think I actually got a bit of a sunburn. Knees/asthma are sucky as usual so I’m not going to be the first one to the top … but I won’t be the last!
Since I’m on Committee this year, I helped move the Fresher’s up and down the mountain while answering any questions they might have about the club. It was honestly a really enjoyable day. It was nice going back to The Cobbler after last year’s trek up and see how much I’ve improved on the mountaineering front! (Fun with writing this blog is being able to look back things I wrote about. I’ll try to link the repeats, if nothing but for the embarrassment of Fresher Kennedy.)
I’ll include some photos below of the trip.
Today, I had another busy day at the National Museum of Scotland. I’m part of their youth volunteer team and we are currently working on putting together a tour for the museum. Our general idea for the tour is to present the history of young people to today’s young people. For instance, most Roman soldiers were actually a lot younger (15-20 years old) than what is depicted in films like Gladiator. Russell Crowe was 52 at the time of filming. (Now side tangent: I think aging him up made a better film bc tbh I don’t really want to watch a gritty history film about a whiny 15 yr old boy.) We’re also looking at The Teen Queen Sensation Mary Queen of Scots and The Mid-Twenties Crisis’ Bonnie Prince Charlies.
But, tomorrow! Classes. Well… a class. All I’ve got tomorrow is my Archaeology 2A Lecture. And honestly, that’s how my entire week is. I’ve got on average two hour long lectures a day with some bi-weekly hour and half long practicals and tutorials mixed in. I do have three 9ams so that’s gross. And Tuesdays will be a little gross with a 9am Archaeology practical and then nothing until my Modern Scottish History lecture at 3pm. Not complaining though, because I mean I don’t have any room to complain. I’m in Scotland studying archaeology.
I sound like a broken record, but I am so glad to be back to classes. I want to learn more things and study more cool stuff. I can’t wait to see what sort of stuff I’ll get to do with my Osteology class!
So yay. Second Year! Enjoy the jams.