Day 2 of CAPA Orientation was a lot shorter this time around. Luckily, since I'm not doing an internship, I didn't have to be on site until 1PM. The others had a 9AM start time, which I do not envy.
The first of two sessions we had was about police safety in London. One of the coppers (not Colin, the enthusiastic one) looked like someone who could have easily be in BBC Luther... he was certainly fit enough and had the "look". He told us that not everyone sounds like Hugh Grant. I think that would be a given, but you know, every place has their own stereotypes ("don'cha know?").
The second session focused more on the academic nitty gritty, plus some details on the excursions that will take place during the semester. I'm really looking forward to the Stonehenge trip, and the Stratford-upon-Avon trip as well.
We were dismissed at close to 3PM, so I led some CAPA peers (Imani, Melody, and Kasey) over to the Kensington Central Library so they could get a membership.
Afterwards we had high tea over at the Regency. Fancy, fancy place close to Cromwell Road.
Imani, Melody, Kasey and I chatted for so long with some of the CAPA staff that no one else was around when we left except the cleaning staff.
The four of us didn't want to depart just yet, so we walked down Piccadilly Circus, browsed around Cool Britannia, and went to Trafalgar Square.
One more thing...
I have a potential tourist thing planned as an alternative to the Brighton trip on the 21st. Stay tuned as the logistics get sorted (meaning, getting the okay from CAPA).
Til next time, lovelies!