SCHOOL pupils have been learning about life at Oxford University with a murder mystery thrown in to keep them entertained.

Sixty youngsters are attending a three-day residential event at Pembroke College, which started on Tuesday.

It was organised by the university’s widening participation team and included an exercise where they were asked to solve a murder.

They were told Oxford University’s student union president had been found dead and everyone became a suspect in the murder.

A chemistry lab was turned into a forensic science facility as pupils examined samples from clothing.

Among them were Didcot Girls’ School pupil Ebonie O’Connor, 14. She said: “We had a good tour around the college and we got interrupted by the actors in the murder mystery.’’ Kian Buck, 13, a pupil at Bicester’s The Cooper School, said: “It has been great fun.

“I enjoyed trying to work out the whodunnit.”