Oxford German Olympiad Network Fest
On the 18 June Invicta Students were invited to Oxford’s Bodleian Library for the Oxford German Olympiad Network Fest, after winning the Year 7-9 newspaper category of the German Oxford Olympiad.
The entry had to have the theme of 1914 and had to be based on Germany, Austria or England. Our students chose to do an Austrian newspaper with the topic of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. In late May our students were informed that they had won and were invited to Oxford to attend a prize giving and look around Oxford.
After arriving in Oxford they completed a tour around some of the university’s colleges such as Keble as well as All Souls and Wadham before assembling outside the Divinity School’s Bodleian Library. They were able to look around the library’s current exhibition, the Great War with its curator Michael Webb.
Next they listened to a talk from the lead organiser of the event as well the head of German at Oxford University and Michael Steiner who was the great nephew of Franz Kafka, a Jewish German writer during World War 1.
Following the speeches, our students, along with the other category winners, were awarded their prizes. They received a German Novel and a German Dictionary as well as a book voucher and Oxford University souvenirs presented to them by Michael Steiner.
Overall the day was very interesting and informative, and gave our students an insight into university life.