Thursday, May 23, 2013

Farewell Dinner in Cambridge


After taking the train from King's Cross, we spent our final day together, in Cambridge
Homerton College of Education, Cambridge University -- Lunch in the Great Hall

 Farmers Market backed by King's College
 Medieval stained glass, many centuries old -- survived the bombings of WWII (packed away in safety and re-installed after Armistice)

Rubens' "Adoration of the Magi" altarpiece
 Looking toward the rear of the church
 Can you say "fan vaulting"?

 King's College courtyard.
 Cambridge University's answer to "The Wall"

Punts on the Cam, in the rain
 Pub where Watson and Crick announced the structure of DNA

At the Eagle & Child, Oxford

Literature discussion of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the pub where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien meet for weekly discussions.

Roald Dahl Museum

Our day in Great Missenden

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Return to being Muggles!

A number of the group ended up on the same train to London last Friday. There was lots of laughter and chatter amongst the piles of luggage. 

We arrived in London to typical English weather....rainy and quite dreary. In fact, our days back in Nashville have been quite similar! It seems that many are still getting emails alerting them to snow and ice delays in the UK this week.

We marvel at the great weather we had for the majority of our trip.  A couple of students heard from chums who went to Florida for spring break and reported less sunshine than we had.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Final day as a class

After spending Wednesday evening in London and seeing Matilda, the Musical, we took the train to Cambridge and settled in to a lovely hotel. Thursday morning, we were treated to Professor John Murrell's lecture on the American Connections to Cambridge. 

After lunch in Homerton College's Great Hall (and yes, it is true....they did have a Harry Potter Dinner several weeks ago with owls flying through the Hall!), the students had the afternoon for exploration of Cambridge.

I feel certain that we will soon post more photos from our final dinner together, but we had a lovely time at the Brown celebrating a very special and memorable week together. Professor Troseth and I continue to appreciate the wonderful students we were so fortunate to have on this adventure.