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Department throws family summer party for staff and students

Staff summer party Nasir Hamid
The bi-annual summer party is now firmly embedded in our department calendar as a way of bringing together our staff and students with their partners and children.
- Nicola Small, Departmental Administrator.

2016 may not be quite living up to earlier expectations of a glorious summer, but the rain stayed away and the sun defied British convention with an appearance on July 1st for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences’ Summer Fete.

The plush gardens of Lady Margaret Hall played host to over 200 of the department’s staff, students and their families, with plenty of fun activities, a well-stocked BBQ, and drinks on offer to keep everyone entertained for the evening.

Youngsters enjoyed giant Jenga, polo and badminton, while the more adventurous tried their hand at archery or navigating the River Cherwell on one of the college’s punts.

Charlie’s lively jazz band braved the gusts of wind and escaping sheet music to provide the entertainment for those wanting to chill-out and chat after a long week in the office. At least until the familiar jingle of the ice-cream van could be heard approaching in the distance, with the children leading the charge for what can only be described as the most sumptuous Mr Whippy in Oxfordshire.

Nicola Small, Department Administrator, said: “The bi-annual summer party is now firmly embedded in our department calendar as a way of bringing together our staff and students with their partners and children. Lady Margaret Hall was really the perfect setting for this year’s party, and I think we had more activities than ever to keep everyone entertained! A big thank you to Jessy Morton and her team, and the staff at LMH, for putting on such a fantastic evening.”

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