And there I was moaning at having to leave the surf for a conference at Cambridge
In fact, Cambridge is fabulous, a lovely town. Having arrived by coach from Stansted, I decided to walk to the college (St Edmund’s) from the town centre. Most impressed to see all those famous colleges right in the centre – St John’s, Jesus, Magdalane, Trinity etc. The colleges give the town a lovely student atmosphere, great buzz and bicycles everywhere. I like the contrast between the beautiful ancient college buildings and the modern shops on the high street too, quite nice. It’s not at all a stuffy town either, tons of foreigners and tourists about.
St Edmund’s is obviously one of the newer colleges, but very nice. One big difference with Trinity College Dublin is that the rooms are lovely modern rooms, not 400 years old!
We’ve just had dinner -I’d love an afterdinner walk, but I’d better get swotting for Peter Harrison’s talk on religion and the rise of science tomorrow morning..
St John’s College