Michelle Obama at Oxford University

As part of Michelle Obama’s trip to Oxford, school girls from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in London, which is championed by the First Lady, visited the Ghost Forest on a tour organised by the White House and Oxford University. The 37 students were taking part in a programme – arranged at the suggestion of Mrs Obama – to inspire them to study for a degree. The girls, who first met the First Lady in 2009, were reunited with her at Christ Church College where they presented her with a slice of the 300-year-old Denya from the Ghost Forest. The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson schoolgirls will now become ‘student ambassadors’ of the Ghost Forest project.

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