While there is no shortage of things to explore in London, there is a lot more to the United Kingdom than its capital. The Syracuse London staff organise day trips around the UK at least once a month, visiting well-known British cities. These are an excellent opportunity for students to go further afield with their coursemates, and everyone is encouraged to submit a written or multimedia reflection on the trip.
Sign-ups for these trips happen during the semester. Current semester students should keep an eye on the sign-up page with the password provided in their emails.
All-School Day Trips – Fall 2019
Brighton is one of the UK’s iconic beach towns, made fashionable by the Prince Regent (later King George IV), who spent a lot of time there and built the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. In 1841, railways were built that allowed the city to become a popular destination for day-trippers from London. You can be one of them during this trip! Today, Brighton is particularly well known for its diversity and quirky shopping and arts scene, and is unofficially nicknamed ‘Britain’s Gap Capital’.
If you would like to travel to Brighton on Friday 20th September, register on Evenbrite using the link below. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to an Social & Political Justice reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.
Oxford is, of course, most well-known for hosting the oldest English-speaking university. Claims to fame include “The Eagle and Child” Pub, where authors JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis hung out; the use of Bodleian, New College and Christ Church College architecture to create Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” movies; and its control over the English language (dictionary, anyone?). Walking through Oxford also gives you the chance to see the headwaters of the River Thames, long before it becomes the massive waterway cutting through London.
If you would like to travel to Oxford on Friday 11th October, keep an eye on your Syracuse email account: Registration will open on Tuesday 1st October, and spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to an Art, Architecture & Heritage reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.
In 2015, Bristol was named a ‘European Green Capital’, recognising its commitment to urban sustainability. The city’s origins are tied to its ports, with a lot of economic trade and industry. Today, it builds on its maritime history through a cultural hub called the Harbourside. Ferry boats, a ‘poo toilet’, and some of the greenest urban areas in England make Bristol a beautiful and fascinating day out, no matter the weather.
If you would like to travel to Bristol on Friday 15th November, registration will open here on Tuesday 5th November. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis! This trip will lend itself to an Social & Political Justice reflection to earn a stamp in your London Passport.