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Overview


This calendar provides our working schedule for daily activities. Please read this document in its entirety and consult it often. The daily activities, which include visits to important London sites, are designed to provide an immersive experience into the London culture. Not every site you visit will relate directly to your milestones, however, what is important to note (in your journal reflections and for your own benefit) is the way that these sites contribute to and have contributed to the overall culture of London, and how these sites have influenced your own sense of this culture. Remember: the great thinkers in London were often aware of what was going on in the humanistic and artistic areas outside of their immediate area of interest. Flexibility is provided within this schedule for you to spend partial and even full work days pursuing sites of specific relation to your project milestone areas of focus.

All activities are mandatory, and it is expected that you will be punctual according to the times indicated on the calendar. Bring your Student ID card with you wherever you go. If you've forgotten your student ID, contact the registrar for a letter stating your status as a full-time student. Contact your advisor(s) if you have any potential conflicts.

The calendar

PLEASE NOTE: most calendars in the UK, including ours below, begin the week with Monday and not Sunday like in the U.S.

Week 0
Mon. 5/01 Tues. 5/02 Wed. 5/03 Thurs. 5/04 Fri. 5/05 Sat. 5/06 Sun. 5/07
  • Faculty Arrive
Week 1
Mon. 5/08 Tues. 5/09 Wed. 5/10 Thurs. 5/11 Fri. 5/12 Sat. 5/13 Sun. 5/14


Group 1: Activity 1A
Group 2: Activity 1B
Group 3: Activity 1C
Group 4: Activity 1D
Group 5: Activity 1A


Grp 1: Activity 1B
Grp 2: Activity 1A
Grp 3: Activity 1B
Grp 4: Activity 1C
Grp 5: Activity 1D

Grp 1: Activity 1D
Grp 2: Activity 1C
Grp 3: Activity 1A
Grp 4: Activity 1B
Grp 5: Activity 1C


Grp 1: Activity 1C
Grp 2: Activity 1D
Grp 3: Activity 1D
Grp 4: Activity 1A
Grp 5: Activity 1B

Week 2
Mon. 5/15 Tues. 5/16 Wed. 5/17 Thurs. 5/18 Fri. 5/19 Sat. 5/20 Sun. 5/21

Group 1: 2A
Group 2: 2B
Group 3: 2C
Group 4: 2D
Group 5: 2E

Grp 1: 2B
Grp 2: 2C
Grp 3: 2D
Grp 4: 2E
Grp 5: 2A


Grp 1: 2C
Grp 2: 2D
Grp 3: 2E
Grp 4: 2A
Grp 5: 2B

Grp 1: 2D
Grp 2: 2E
Grp 3: 2A
Grp 4: 2B
Grp 5: 2C

Grp 1: 2E
Grp 2: 2A
Grp 3: 2B
Grp 4: 2C
Grp 5: 2D

Week 3
Mon. 5/22 Tues. 5/23 Wed. 5/24 Thurs. 5/25 Fri. 5/26 Sat. 5/27 Sun. 5/28

Group 1: 3A
Group 2: 3B
Group 3: 3C
Group 4: 3D
Group 5: 3A

Group 1: 3B
Group 2: 3A
Group 3: 3B
Group 4: 3C
Group 5: 3D

Group 1: 3D
Group 2: 3C
Group 3: 3A
Group 4: 3B
Group 5: 3C

Group 1: 3C
Group 2: 3D
Group 3: 3D
Group 4: 3A
Group 5: 3B

Spring Bank Holiday

Week 4
Mon. 5/29 Tues. 5/30 Wed. 5/31 Thurs. 6/01 Fri. 6/02 Sat. 6/03 Sun. 6/04

Spring Bank Holiday

Grp 1: 4A
Grp 2: 4A
Grp 3: 4B
Grp 4: 4C
Grp 5: 4D



Grp 1: 4D
Grp 2: 4B
Grp 3: 4A
Grp 4: 4B
Grp 5: 4C

Grp 1: 4C
Grp 2: 4D
Grp 3: 4C
Grp 4: 4A
Grp 5: 4B

Grp 1: 4B
Grp 2: 4C
Grp 3: 4D
Grp 4: 4D
Grp 5: 4A

Week 5
Mon. 6/05 Tues. 6/06 Wed. 6/07 Thurs. 6/08 Fri. 6/09 Sat. 6/10 Sun. 6/11

Grp 1: 5A
Grp 2: 5A
Grp 3: 5B
Grp 4: 5C
Grp 5: 5D


Grp 1: 5D
Grp 2: 5B
Grp 3: 5A
Grp 4: 5B
Grp 5: 5C



Grp 1: 5C
Grp 2: 5D
Grp 3: 5C
Grp 4: 5A
Grp 5: 5B



Grp 1: 5B
Grp 2: 5C
Grp 3: 5D
Grp 4: 5D
Grp 5: 5A


Week 6
Mon. 6/12 Tues. 6/13 Wed. 6/14 Thurs. 6/15 Fri. 6/16 Sat. 6/17 Sun. 6/18


Grp 1: 6B
Grp 2: 6A
Grp 3: 6B
Grp 4: 6C
Grp 5: 6D

Grp 1: 6D
Grp 2: 6C
Grp 3: 6A
Grp 4: 6B
Grp 5: 6C


Grp 1: 6C
Grp 2: 6D
Grp 3: 6D
Grp 4: 6A
Grp 5: 6B


Grp 1: 6A
Grp 2: 6B
Grp 3: 6C
Grp 4: 6D
Grp 5: 6A


Week 7
Mon. 6/19 Tues. 6/20 Wed. 6/21 Thurs. 6/22 Fri. 6/23 Sat. 6/24 Sun. 6/25

Group 1: 7A
Group 2: 7B
Group 3: 7C
Group 4: 7D
Group 5: 7E

Grp 1: 7B
Grp 2: 7C
Grp 3: 7D
Grp 4: 7E
Grp 5: 7A

  • Complete the Citation Assignment as described in the syllabus by 8pm

Grp 1: 7C
Grp 2: 7D
Grp 3: 7E
Grp 4: 7A
Grp 5: 7B

Final Presentation Meeting

Grp 1: 7D
Grp 2: 7E
Grp 3: 7A
Grp 4: 7B
Grp 5: 7C

  • Final revisions to Milestone pages and Profile page due by 8pm
  • Complete eCDRs (if registered for a capstone). Consult Syllabus.

Grp 1: 7E
Grp 2: 7A
Grp 3: 7B
Grp 4: 7C
Grp 5: 7D

  • Verify that all assignments are completed according to the syllabus by 5pm.
  • Depart housing

The Groups

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As described in the syllabus, you are being grading as an individual unless otherwise discussed with your advisors. You are free to collaborate with, read with, socialize with, eat with, vacation with, and otherwise befriend any students in our collective group you wish; the groups indicated are for completing the activities on our calendar, including our Check-in Meetings, in smaller groups as opposed to one large angular mass of WPI students pacing through the streets of London; you are certainly welcome to meet up with anyone from other groups (or even entire groups!) after the initial activity for the components that involve reading and working on milestones. The groupings below reflect the subject areas of interests and, if applicable, teams you noted in Assignment 1b during the HU2900 prep. Group members may change every few weeks in order to better align with subject area objectives. Consult the list below and determine who is in your "activity group" for the weeks ahead; your group will attend all activities together including the Check-In Meetings though you are free to work on your Milestones alone or with anyone you'd like. You may/should collaborate with others in your group below to contribute to and create articles as you complete your individual activity journal entries.

Oyster Cards

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The cheapest and easiest way to travel by public transport in London is by using an Oyster Card, which is scanned electronically as you enter or exit tube and rail stations or get on and off a bus. The Oyster Card will be convenient for all your travels in London.
I would not try to do buy an Oyster card at Heathrow, but wait until after you have checked in at Acorn. You can get an Oyster Card at any tube station. Choose a payment plan; depending on how much you intend to walk to activities instead of using the tube, it may be cost-effective put a £50 or £90 balance on the card instead of purchasing a monthly pass. Walking to all activity sites is impossible, so please choose some sort of Oyster card plan (you can always "top up" your balance later). You should also visit the Oyster website Oyster website, and register your card in case you lose it (once you've swiped the card once, you can register it online a day later). The tube station attendants are often very helpful so please seek their assistance if you run into issues.
The Travelcard is ‘added’ electronically to your Oyster Card for the zones and dates you require. A Zone 1-2 Travelcard will cost £126.80/month and cover most of central London that you might wish to visit. A few of our activities are outside of Zones 1 & 2, so be sure to check all site locations on a map prior to departure from Acorn. Your Oyster Travelcard gives you unlimited travel 24/7 within the zones it covers. You must add money to your card ("Pay As You Go" a.k.a PAYG) in advance to travel outside those zones or you will incur a fine, so check the address and zone of each activity site accordingly.
Whichever option you take, guard your card carefully, register it on purchasing, and record the number of the card in a safe place. If you lose a registered card, you will need to pay for a new card (£5), but the residual value of the Travelcard or PAYG funds will be reinstated.

Important Note for E Term 2018 Students: We have already purchased a £90 PAYG Zone 1 & 2 Oyster Card for you. This card will be given to you at our orientation. Additional top-ups are your responsibility.



Local UK Phone Number

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You need a local UK number that students and faculty can use to call you, and that you can use to call students and faculty. No exceptions.

It is advised that you purchase a sim card with a monthly call plan plus data plus the ability to use tethering/personal hotspot, so that you and your laptop can remain online in areas of London without Wifi.

WPI students have had success purchasing plans from EE on Oxford Street. You will need to maintain your current number and plan for the entire onsite experience. When you have obtained your new UK cell number, enter it here.



Group Welcome Activity

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We will take a walk as a group to acclimate ourselves to London.

  • Meet at 10am outside in front of the rear entrance to the British Museum on Montague Place. Don't go inside the museum and don't be late!

We will walk past the Seven Dials Monument to St. James's Park toward Buckingham Palace, through the Birdcage Walk, past Westminster Abbey, and end up at Westminster Bridge under Big Ben. From there, you are free to explore the city, though 'please stay in groups of two or more.
As you walk around London, consult your Scavenger Hunt list and take photos as needed.
If you don't already have an Oyster Card, it is recommended that you purchase an Oyster Card for tube transport inside the Westminster tube station.
It is also recommended that you purchase your sim card or (other means of obtaining a local phone number). You will need to submit your phone number for our records by Monday evening.



Check-in Meeting

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Each week, we will have group meetings where we, the advisors, will check-in on your personal milestones as well as your overall group activity experiences. Please come to these meetings with a list of the articles you've created/contributed to through your weekly activities as well as brief personal summaries of how you, as individuals, are meeting your personal milestone goals.
You do not need to write a journal activity reflection of any of the check-in meetings.

All Check-in Meetings will take place at the British Library outside in the courtyard (inside on the second or third floor if the weather is bad) at the following times:

Group 1: 5:00pm - 5:25pm
Group 2: 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Group 3: 6:00pm - 6:25pm
Group 4: 6:30pm - 6:55pm

Please remember to attend these meetings with an agenda to follow that summarizes your team experiences as well as your individual goal statuses; the agenda does not need to be printed or emailed prior, but have an agenda. If you arrive early, apply for a library card as described here using your home address and license as proof of U.S. residency and your Acorn housing address as temporary residency.
We have a tight schedule to maintain so please arrive a few minutes early.

Meeting 1: Main Talking Points

  • Status update of individual milestone topics
  • Find good, solid resources for your milestone (British Library card, buy books, identify additional sites) beyond websites
  • Reiterate the two components of each milestone (background & creative component)
  • Even though the focus for the first 2 weeks is on Milestone 1, we are always refining milestones throughout the term
  • Answer any questions regarding milestones, calendar activities & assignments, and the forthcoming drafts that are due



Meeting 2: Main Talking Points

  • Status update of individual milestone topics
  • Solid sources in books and peer-reviewed journal articles (JSTOR, Project MUSE, etc.) will give you better data and a more thorough and reliable sense of the big picture; websites are good at giving concise starting points, but you should really be obtaining and exploring solid sources; we have time built into our schedule for to conduct this type of thorough research.
  • Answer any questions regarding milestones, calendar activities & assignments, and the forthcoming drafts that are due



Presentation Meeting

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Each week, you will be asked to give an individual presentation of your work to our group during which you should mention your personal milestones, how you've been addressing those milestones (through activities or other means), and forthcoming steps. If you are working on a milestone as a team, you may present as a team. Each presentation should be condensed to a three-minute format. These presentations are only for our group (no external sponsors or audience members will attend), so they can be somewhat informal insofar as you don't need to dress up, but please prepare what you are going to say and organize your thoughts in some articular manner using slides or other visuals if desired. Each presentation should begin with you stating your name and should include at least the following:

  • State/restate your current project objectives
  • Summary/Recap of prior work/project background
  • Current Status
  • Next steps


Be prepared to answer questions that your fellow students or your advisors may want to ask.
You do not need to write a journal activity reflection of any of the presentation meetings.

Meetings will be held from 6pm - 8pm upstairs at the St. George’s Bloomsbury Upper Vestry Hall. Arrive at the back entrance of the Church on Little Russel Street and walk into the door marked Upper Vestry Hall. We will bring a projector with us with VGA connections in case you prepare a visual aid for your presentation. Please bring adapters if necessary.

We have a tight schedule to maintain so please arrive a few minutes early and have any necessary visuals for your presentation loaded up and ready to go.


Travel Plans

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You must submit weekend travel information to us every weekend we are in London during the term. You must each complete your information in this spreadsheet even if you are staying in London. Be sure you select the spreadsheet tab that reflects the current weekend. If you are not planning any overnight travel, just write “Staying home”. If you are traveling overnight (Friday and/or Saturday nights; we expect you to treat Sunday night like a weeknight), you must enter enough information so that we can easily find you in an emergency. This includes a street address for your destination (“Spain” is not sufficient), your expected day and time of departure and return, and mode of travel. If you are flying somewhere, add flight numbers for both departure and return flights. You also need to make sure that your cell number can be reached wherever you travel (you don’t need to enter your cell number again in the form), and if possible, provide a landline for wherever you’re staying. If we need to reach you and we can’t, I can’t even tell you how big a deal that becomes, so make sure we can reach you!

This information must be submitted by 8pm each Thursday.

Anyone who misses the deadline becomes responsible for making sure everyone enters their information on time for the following week and then all sorts of IGSD intervention for repeated offenses, so please don’t miss the deadline. You’d be wise to enter the information as soon as you have it.


Identify Additional Sites


Identify additional sites of interest related to your milestones, and schedule those activities during Weeks 4 - 6 on your personal calendar. This can and will be a standing assignment; as you continue your self-directed studies, look for these types of very important and unique experiences and consult the calendar for available dates when such activities may be scheduled. These may include places you’d like to create recordings, take photographs, see concerts, shows, or other performances, special galleries, or meet/interact with knowledgeable professionals. In addition to identifying these sites, you should also consult the ever-growing “Other Sites” list below.

Add the dates here. Consult your advisor if any of the activities on the official class calendar interfere with the dates/times of your additional activities; be sure to check starting, ending, and commute times for all scheduled activities.

If An Activity is Closed


If an activity or site is closed or access is limited, consult the calendar and swap the activity for the current day with the activity from the following day. If a site is permanently closed, email your advisor, and choose one of the activities from the “Other Sites” list, then proceed to continue working on your project milestones.

Verify Upcoming Activities


By this day the latest, check all activities for the coming week for:

  • opening/closing times/dates
  • locations and commute times from your housing or wherever you’ll be
  • unexpected closings/events
  • purchase tickets in advance if tickets are needed.

Most activities are free, but some require advanced ticket purchase like St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Hampton Court Palace. Check to see if booking is required, and book those tickets ‘’’at least’’’ 48 hours before going and be sure to apply your student/concessions discount. Bring your student ID with you for every activity site you visit.

Important Note for E Term 2018 Students: We have already booked tickets for you for most (if not all) of the scheduled ticketed activities on this calendar. Like all activities on the calendar, bring your student ID with you. Please verify with your advisor(s) regarding 1) which activity tickets have already been purchased, and 2) how to acquire these tickets.



Journal Reflections Due


All weekly journal activity reflections due on your profile by the end of the week, but are best completed each day. Don't wait until the end of the week to complete these; most activities on our calendar allot time for you to sit in a cafe or park nearby and reflect on these experiences. How did what you see influence the culture, events, people, etc. related to your project?



Milestone Outline


Your milestone outline should be the basic skeleton of your milestone broken down into section headings and subheadings. Consult the milestone template; in principle, a milestone page would likely have an overview, some version of a combined, introduction/background, some sort of angle or perspective that you’re contributing (the real crux of your contribution), some discussion of future work, references, and category tags. Re-read this section on Background Research from the syllabus

Getting Started


As you move toward your creative deliverable, you're going to want/need a solid background that supports your case, so you want it to paint a clear and thorough picture of what's going on, so that you can easily dissect your creative component and say "This thing I did is rooted in this aspect of my background research". Note: the milestone template has only a few sections as examples, but your actual milestone should have many relevant sections and subsections. Please start to block out and complete those sections asking yourself "who, what, when, where, and why".

Elaborate on each section and subsection with either an outline heading or even a short sentence explaining what the reader can expect in that sentence. Who, what, when, where, and why is involved in each section and subsection? What are the key pieces of information that need to be known?

Submitting Your Outline for Feedback

Email your advisors the link to your milestone page with the email heading:

London HUA Milestone 1 Outline
(replacing the number ‘’1’’ with the appropriate milestone number)



Milestone Draft


Your milestone draft should be an expanded version of your milestone outline, and must include a thorough and detailed background section; if additional articles are required to be referenced in this background section, create those as well and link to them (the creation of all pages is tracked by the wiki site and attributed to your username). Be sure to include relevant narrative and transmedia as well as links to existing article pages or pages that you’ll need to develop. Identify areas of the paper that are still forthcoming and block out all of the major sections that comprise this milestone. Consult the milestone template for more information about the recommended format starting point.

Getting Started


As you move forward with your milestone draft, please consider ways to improve the substance of your background section. In most cases, this can be done by obtaining and reading good, reliable, peer-reviewed sources such as books and scholarly journal articles as opposed to finding websites. Your advisors are looking for scholarly effort in your review of the background literature and will be grading your background section according to this standard. Please read every single sentence you write and picture your advisor(s) asking you: "Says who?" "Why is this important?" "What claim are you trying to make?". Your background should be full of useful claims and information supported by scholars. If you're going to make an explicit claim, you need a citation. Make sure that there are good, reliable, peer-reviewed sources that can backup those claims; websites and Encyclopedia Britannica are not good, reliable, peer-reviewed sources. Leave your own opinions out of the background section; you're just giving the state of ideas among scholars in the Background section. You'll have plenty of room in the Deliverables section to give your interpretations and opinions (which should, of course, be rooted in the Background research).

The entire background should have references interwoven. As you describe the specific elements of your background, you should include more references to specific scholarly writing on these specific themes. Use transitional introductory sentences throughout your milestone; describe for the reader what you intend to say in the forthcoming paragraphs and, overall, what is coming up for them as they continue to read. This is certainly true for your Introduction section and your Abstract.

Use the past tense even though you are still working on this project. "We examined" "Our focus was" not "We will examine" "Our focus will be"



Please also read this section on writing a good Background chapter from the IQP writing guideline. Some of the other sections in the above document won't directly apply to this project, but there is a certain standard of quality that we expect of your background review.

It may be obvious to you, but a thorough background chapter rooted in good sources will improve the scope and quality of your creative components.

Submitting Your Draft for Feedback

Email your advisor(s) the link to your milestone page with the email heading:
London HUA Milestone 1 Draft
(replacing the number ‘’1’’ with the appropriate milestone number)
Please read your entire submission out loud and note/fix any errors in grammar and spelling that you come across prior to submitting it for review.



Milestone Final Draft


Your milestone final draft should resemble a final version of your page as much as possible. You will have time at the end of the onsite experience to refine, revise, and contribute more information to this page to create “the final page”, but, “the final draft” should at least have all sections of narrative in place including your major contribution or Deliverable to this project, links to articles throughout the document, transmedia elements, references, and proper category tags. Consult the milestone template for more information about the recommended format starting point. This document is a final draft; you will have until the remainder of the term to continue to improve this milestone before it is graded. The understanding, here, is that you will identify sources and concepts to explore throughout the term; there should be no expectation or assumption that you will complete any milestone in a short, two-week span. The drafts you submit are expected to reflect your overall intention with the understanding that they will remain somewhat incomplete until later in the term.

Refining Your Draft


As you begin to add your creative "deliverable" section to your milestone, begin to describe the Who? What When? Where? Why? regarding your decisions. Restate your creative objective (and to some extent, the whole project goal) right up front. Then give a specific overview of what you're about to present in the following sections. In addition to posting the creative element of your deliverable on the wiki (be it video, images, a document, comparison narrative, etc.), point out to the reader some specific themes/ideas that are rooted in your background. This can be done in a section-by-section manner through which you present the completed creative work, and then refer to specific elements of that work referencing the influence of the background research therein.

As you continue to revise your milestones, remember:

  • The Background is not just an introduction, nor is it incidental. It will be the foundation for your arguments, interpretations and conclusions. As such, it should be well researched and the sources should be clearly referenced.
  • Your sources and the credibility of your sources are key evidence in support of your arguments, interpretations and conclusions. If you are using clearly authoritative sources, this bolsters your own case. If you are citing sources whose provenance and credibility are not obvious, you should explain what makes them credible. As you well know, it’s possible to find a lot of sheer and utter nonsense on the Internet, as well as a lot of great stuff. One of the most important things for all of us to learn is how to tell the difference.
    • And from the point of view of your readers, your references should be easily understood and evaluated, which is why your teachers always insist on using standardized formats for references (this is not just a matter of tidiness!). The HUA website includes links to acceptable formats for humanities sources. The simplest are, for a journal article: Name of Author, “Title of Article in Quotation Marks," Name of Journal in Italics, Volume, Number (Date and year): pages. For books: Name of Author, Title of Book in Italics (Place of Publication: Publisher, date of publication). For less traditional sources, this gets trickier; the most important thing is that you should make it clear what kind of source it is—and, of course, never just use a URL alone as a reference.
  • Even though you are submitting drafts, and doing them in a less traditional way than standard course papers, you should still be cultivating the habit of proofreading carefully every draft. It will turn out to be a very useful habit. Don’t undermine your good work by sloppy presentation.
  • Use the past tense even though you are still working on this project.
  • Be sure that you are not unintentionally plagiarizing your sources by simply paraphrasing them; this is another reason for you to get good, thorough, peer-reviewed sources, and read them and make sense of them before you begin writing. See this information on Academic Integrity and the information on plagiarism.



Submitting This Draft for Feedback

Email your advisors the link to your milestone page with the email heading:
London HUA Milestone 1 Final Draft
(replacing the number ‘’1’’ with the appropriate milestone number)
Please read your entire submission out loud and note/fix any errors in grammar and spelling that you come across prior to submitting it for review.



The Activities


The daily activities are structured in this manner:

  • a site visit to a location of significance
  • a time of reflection for you and your team to write activity journal reflections, sort through transmedia elements, and create/contribute to articles; this is described in the Syllabus.

After each activity is complete, as described in the Syllabus, you should work with your group to 1) create articles related to the experience, 2) complete your journal activity entry on your profile page, and 3) work on your project milestones. There are many different places to sit and reflect/work on these tasks (some recommended locations are listed in the activity description), so find a place that works with your group and divide and conquer; internet connectivity is not always guaranteed, so bring offline resources with you or plan to tether your phone for data and, if necessary, write your reflections and other wiki-related elements offline. Use the library, books (from the library or purchased), and internet articles as a resource for further inquiry and, if time permits, go in groups to visit sites related to your further inquiry after the scheduled activity is completed. Consult the calendar for other activities or meetings scheduled for that day.

Your advisors will attend some of these activities with you or will meet up with you afterward, so please keep your phones charged and on so we can connect with you. If you finish an activity and decide to explore an additional area not on this calendar but related to your research, 1) go in groups of two or more (not alone), 2) let the others in your group know where you will be, and 3) quickly enter the information here.

The scheduled activities on this calendar are labeled according to Week, Activity Letter; the activity letter has no real association with the activity itself.

Day 1

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Part 1: Westminster Abbey

http://www.westminster-abbey.org
20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Get to the Abbey by 9:15am (leave your flat by 8:20am the latest, so you're not late) and meet your advisor(s) and the group at the West Front with the two Towers, next to the Abbey Shop
  • After our guided tour of the Abbey, take the tube to the Tower of London


Part 2: the Tower of London

http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london
St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Get to the Tower ASAP after Westminster; you can buy food inside
  • Be sure to check out the Crown Jewels, where King Richard III buried his nephew (ask a guide if necessary), the Torture chamber, and a Beefeater


Part 3: the British Library

http://www.bl.uk/
96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB

  • Arrive at (outside or inside) the library and begin working on your activity journal entry, the articles related to that entry, and your project milestone outline; this will be the normal standing assignment every each day unless specifically noted on the calendar (though the location may vary at your discretion)
  • Apply for a library card as described here using your home address and driver's license as proof of U.S. residency and your Acorn housing address as temporary residency.
  • Identify some books and articles related to your research and check them out; re-read this
    • If for some unlikely reason the British Library doesn't suit your needs or you have difficulty obtaining a library card using the method described above, explore the Camden Library
  • Identify some books online related to your research and buy them
  • If your milestone objective statements need work or refinement, revise them as needed on the appropriate wiki page
  • Consult the calendar for group meeting times and locations



Activity 1A

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St. Paul's Cathedral

https://www.stpauls.co.uk
St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Get to St. Paul's Cathedral by 8:30am
  • Check the tour times and wait for a tour guide (if possible)
  • Be sure to check out the crypt, sit in the Whispering Room, and observe the dome artwork; go to the upper outside area if permitted
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit on the steps of St. Paul's working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones. When the steps become uncomfortable, find a café or restaurant near Temple Bar and the Flaming Orb Monument and continue working.



Activity 1B

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British Museum

http://www.britishmuseum.org/
Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit in Russell Square Park working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones.



Activity 1C

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National Gallery

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

  • Get to the gallery by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit in Trafalgar Square working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones. While you're there, check out St.-Martin-in-the-Fields and look up dates/times for a few concerts.



Activity 1D

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Natural History Museum

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/
Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit in Kensington Gardens working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones. If you're up for a walk, stroll along the the Serpentine and find a quiet place to work.




Activity 2A

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Work on Project Milestone

Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.

Activity 2B

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Tate Britain

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Take a 10-minute walk to the MI6 Secret Intelligence Service and name as many spy movie franchises as you can.
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit in what was once Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones.
  • If you can, walk past Westminster Cathedral (not Westminster Abbey) on your way back to the Victoria Station



Activity 2C

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Victoria and Albert Museum

https://www.vam.ac.uk/
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and walk past the Albert Memorial, through the Flower Walk, and sit somewhere nice near the Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones. You are also right near Harrod's Department Store and Hyde Park.



Activity 2D

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Tate Modern

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern
Bankside, London SE1 9TG

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit somewhere nice along the Thames working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones.
  • If you're hungry, and the scheduling works out, pass the Southwark Cathedral and walk to Borough Market



Activity 2E

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Museum of London

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date
  • Bring your milestone reading materials with you (books, laptops, etc.) and sit in Pastman's Park working on your articles, journal reflections, and milestones.



Activity 3A

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Imperial War Museum

http://www.iwm.org.uk/
Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date




Activity 3B

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Museum of London Docklands

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk//museum-london-docklands
No.1 Warehouse, W India Dock Rd, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date



Activity 3C

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Hampton Court Palace

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/
Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Get to the palace by 10:00am (it's a little over an hour from Acorn housing, so plan your commute accordingly)



Activity 3D

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Horniman Museum

http://www.horniman.ac.uk
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ, UK

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am




Activity 3E

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Work on Project Milestone


Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.

Activity 4A

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The Wallace Collection

http://www.wallacecollection.org/
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U 3BN, UK

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Walk through Regent's Park on your way out and work on your projects



Activity 4B

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London Science Museum

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD

  • Get to the museum by 10:00am
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date



Activity 4C

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Revisit a Relevant Site

Choose one of the sites you’ve previously visited that are relevant to your project milestone needs, and go in small groups to that site. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.

Activity 4D

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Work on Project Milestone

Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 5A

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.



Activity 5B

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Revisit a Relevant Site

Choose one of the sites you’ve previously visited that are relevant to your project milestone needs, and go in small groups to that site. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 5C

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Work on Project Milestone

Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 5D

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.


Activity 6A

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.

Activity 6B

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.


Activity 6C

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Work on Project Milestone

Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 6D

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.


Activity 7A

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Revisit a Relevant Site

Choose one of the sites you’ve previously visited that are relevant to your project milestone needs, and go in small groups to that site. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 7B

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.


Activity 7C

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Work on Project Milestone

Work on your project milestone. This may include researching in the library or obtaining transmedia to supplement your milestone. Mark your choice here.

Alternatively, if you have already identified a site that is related to your milestones, you may visit that site instead. Be sure to update your location here and go in small groups of two or more.


Activity 7D

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.


Activity 7E

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Continue working on your project milestones; explore additional sites or areas of inquiry related to any of your project milestones.



Stonehenge

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All-day bus tour of Bath, Lacock, and Stonehenge
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Arrive behind the Eye near the coach parking bay on Belvedere Road, near the corner of Chicheley Street. by 8:30am

https://goo.gl/maps/P9TKQ467guK2

  • Do not be late or our bus will leave without you
  • Please check the forecast and dress appropriately. Stonehenge is very exposed and it can be very uncomfortable if you are battling the elements.



The Globe

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http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Arrive in front of the gate by 6pm the latest
  • Wear comfortable shoes as the performance requires you to stand for two hours
  • Bring an umbrella if it looks like it will rain
  • When the gates open, get to the space in front of the stage (safely)
  • Arrive early and get dinner nearby



Windsor Castle

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https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle/
Windsor SL4 1NJ, UK

  • We have purchased your tickets already, but please bring your student ID and obtain the tickets from your advisor(s)
  • Get to the castle by 9:30am (it's over an hour and a half from Acorn housing, so plan your commute accordingly)
  • Cover as much ground as possible, and note sections that you may want to revisit for further information at a future date



Concerts

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Attend at least two concerts of instrument "art music", "classical music" or music played at a professional level (not a club or a rave) at any concert venue of your choosing. Write journal articles for any concerts you attend; no article creation is required for any concerts you attend beyond the initial two required concerts. Identify concerts you'd like to attend and mark those dates/times for two in your personal calendar. If your focus area is music, you should attend as many of these as you can.

St. Martins-in-the-field


These free concerts held at St. Martins-in-the-field are recommended for all students focusing in any HUA area.
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/music/



Friday 12 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-guildhall-school-of-music-and-drama-3/

Monday 15 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-attard-zerafa-duo/

Tuesday 16 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-iyad-sughayer-piano/

Monday 22 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-sr9-trio/

Tuesday 23 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-alexander-krichel-piano-2/

Friday 26 May, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-henry-wong-doe-piano/

Friday 9 June, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-the-english-piano-trio/

Monday 5 June, 1:00 pm http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-florian-pagitsch-organ/

Monday 12 June, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-choral-scholars-of-st-martins-3/

Friday 16 June, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-cavendish-winds/

Monday June 19th, 1pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-purcell-school-9/

Tuesday 20 June, 1:00 pm
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-st-martins-embassy-and-cultural-institute-series-caroline-haffner-piano/


Evensong


Most churches offer an evensong service including St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Attending any of these services will satisfy one concert per your requirement as long as the service.

Other Known Venues for Live Music


St. Stephen Walbrook
39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN
https://ststephenwalbrook.net/activities/concerts-recitals/



Theater

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Attend at least one theater show. Book a ticket for the the Globe Theater or any other theater venue on any open calendar date during Week 4, 5, or 6; put that date on your personal calendar. Discuss dates/times/shows with your fellow students and go as a group for added fun; book your tickets as early as possible and mark the dates/times for two in your personal calendar. If your focus area is music, you should attend as many of these as you can.
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/calendar

Important Note for E Term 2017 Students: We have already booked one theater production for the entire group. Like all activities on the calendar, bring your student ID with you. Please consult the calendar for more details about the show, time, and date.

Other Sites and Activities

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London Walks (numerous walking tours including "Hidden London" and "Jack the Ripper")
http://www.walks.com/

Hyde Park
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park

Kensington Palace
http://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/

Camden Lock Market
https://www.camdenmarket.com/visit-us

Covent Garden Street Performers
https://www.coventgarden.london/culture/street-performers

Harrod’s Department Store
http://www.harrods.com/visiting-the-store

Notting Hill/Portobello Road Market
http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/

Borough Market
http://boroughmarket.org.uk/visiting-borough-market

Postal Museum
https://www.postalmuseum.org

London Eye
https://www.londoneye.com/

Abbey Road Crossing
3 Abbey Rd, London NW8 9AY, UK

London Night Bus
http://seelondonbynight.com/

Charles Dickens Museum
http://dickensmuseum.com/

Wellcome Collection
https://wellcomecollection.org/visit-us/opening-hours

Fashion and Textile Museum
http://www.ftmlondon.org/

Cartoon Museum
http://cartoonmuseum.org/

Sherlock Holmes Museum
http://www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk/

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Changing of the Guard
http://changing-guard.com/dates-buckingham-palace.html#/

Churchill War Rooms
http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

London National Theatre
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Pop Brixton
https://www.popbrixton.org/

Sky Garden
https://skygarden.london/