A NUMBER of students from the University of Cartagena used the recent week of local and national holidays to spend some time on a cultural trip to England.
Students – especially those studying English at the higher level – took the opportunity to get to know Liverpool and Chester. In Liverpool, they toured around some of the most emblematic places in the city such as the Tate and the Merseyside Maritime Museum – which currently features many exhibits connected with the Titanic – as well as the two iconic Anglican and Catholic cathedrals.
In addition, they made a stop at one of the most famous places connected with music in the world, let alone Liverpool, namely the Cavern Club, associated with the beginnings of the Beatles.
On to Chester, the medieval city which is famous for being the only one left in England still surrounded by a wall, where they group visited the beautiful 13th century Norman cathedral and the main Eastgate Street. This area features many houses with the half-timbered facades and link to The Rows, the unique set of covered shops and galleries.
They also visited the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent which is acknowledged to have the most detailed exhibition of ceramics in Europe.
The director of the University of Cartagena, José Macián, said: “For the students, this has been a great experience to get to know two magnificent cities that have contributed so much to European culture. In addition, for those students learning English, it’s been a great opportunity to practice the language and soak up the British way of life.”