North Sea Regional Day at Natolin

On 16 February 2018, students of the Natolin campus enjoyed the UK, Ireland, Finland and Denmark Regional Day. The theme uniting the four countries was the Vikings, and their seafaring history was evident in the displays and menu.

The day began with sports including Finnish Mölkky, Gloucestershire wife-carrying and some unseasonal snow-cricket. Students were then invited to visit the four nations' pubs where they sampled some national treats such as marmite, butter shortbread, chipsticks and liquorice. Many students took the plunge and put some milk in their tea, with the verdict being "not that bad".

In the evening students could attend a whisky tasting courtesy of Chivas and a presentation about the region. Everyone then took to the floor for a traditional Scottish ceilidh, with our Glaswegian student Marco FUGACCIA calling the dances. Finally the night wrapped up with a 1970s party, celebrating the decade most of those countries joined the EU (sorry Finland).