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Visit to the Houses of Parliament

A group of 30 Economics and Government and Politics students travelled to London on Monday 4 July led by Mrs Savage, Mr Stoddard and Mr Horner. First stop was the investment bank Goldman Sachs where ex-Birkdalian Robert Da Costa gave an inspirational talk about his work as a bank analyst and he also reflected on the UK’s financial situation following the EU Referendum.

Following lunch on the move the group arrived at Parliament’s new Education Centre and once everyone had passed through a lengthy security process a tour of Parliament was undertaken. Given the incredible events of recent days everyone was engaged in soaking up the atmosphere in the Palace of Westminster. Afterwards there was an opportunity to meet up with Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield for an excellent and insightful Q and A session.

We always apply to visit Downing Street and this year was no exception. By 3.30pm we were facing the door of Number 10 and asking the duty police officer to take a group photograph to mark the occasion. There is always a feeling of calm in this street which belies the business of government behind the façade.

After a meal in the Leicester Square area of the city we headed back to Sheffield and began to reflect on the experiences of the day.

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