May 5, 2017 Live from the road

Oxford

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 5.0 mi

Running through Oxford, near the Radcliffe Camera

Running past St Mary's Church Oxford

The famous Oxford Union debating chamber

Many lively debates have taken place in the Oxford Union Debating chamber. Today the Peace Runners briefly explained the message behind the Peace Run to Union President Michael Liu.

Famous people such as Mother Theresa, Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter have spoken in the chamber. Benazir Bhutto was a former president of the Oxford Union.

President Michael Liu kindly showed us around the Oxford Union and gave a brief insight into the rich and varied traditions of Oxford Union, which stretch back to 1823

The Library at the Oxford Union.

Inside the Oxford Union library.

Running past the Sheldonian Theatre

The Bridge of Sighs

Our first school was Windmill Primary School in Headington, where we received a warm welcome.

The Peace Torch

The whole school is assembled to greet us - 600 students.

The Peace Torch

Abhisar from the Czech Republic runs with the children

Head teacher of WIndmill - Mrs Lynn Knapp

Planting a Peace Tree in the school grounds at Windmill.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

A very multi-national school with many students from Kerala in India, the Phillipines and Portugal.

Each class presented a piece of art related to the theme of peace - created specially for the visit of the Peace Run

Planting a Peace Tree in the school garden

Tree planting ceremony at St Joseph's

Torch carried by
Abhisar Laza (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Palash Bosgang (United States), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Prabhata Schrader (Germany), Sahadeva Torpy (Great Britain), Vasudha Deming (United States), Vladyslav Bilokryl (Ukraine).  
Photographers
Paramanyu Lebedev
The torch has travelled 5.0 mi in Oxford.

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