So, this is my last blog from ye olde country o' England. To cap off an exciting adventure across the pond, I have spent a few days hanging out in Oxford, and one incredible tour of the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavensdon, UK where the majority of Harry Potter was filmed. In Oxford, I did a few things like study at the Bodleian library, eat Spanish food, eat Indian food (SPICY!!!!), check out the Oxford Botanic Gardens, and scout out "punting" on the river (a local favorite that turned out to be entirely too expensive...especially with all of the awesome rivers and streams in Alabama). The crown of the week (other than finishing my classes) was my trip to the Harry Potter studios. It was absolutely fascinating to see so many things from some of my favorite movies. The most impressive part was the painstaking effort that was taken to make the set and the props the most detailed and realistic work that I've ever seen. I got a little picture-happy and I still couldn't capture the awe of it all. I've always been interested in how they make action in movies look real, and I got to see how these guys and gals took that whole business to another level. They built a miniature (but still HUGE) model of Hogwarts castle that was so detailed, they could zoom way in with the camera and it still looked authentic. An example of the effort that they made ----> each tile on the roofs of the castle buildings and spires was hand-placed...incredible. The people leading us through the studio really made it fun as well. The pictures that I will put up will help show what all I saw. Tomorrow, I will wrap up the program with a reception in the provost's garden of Worcester College (which we haven't been allowed in thus far) and a formal dinner in the dining hall. All that leaves is packing and a good nights rest before my departure at 5:00 AM on Saturday morning. It has been a wonderful experience, but I am also thrilled with the prospect of coming home. I am excited and I look forward to seeing everyone very soon!