Apparently a fun sport (2nd to watching people trying to break onto Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross) is wandering round the Botanic Gardens in Oxford on Midsummer's Day spotting people looking for windows
I've always wanted to do that.
Apparently the bench is a pretty popular place too.
Bah - this is Phil (K'uin K'ra) using charlotte's account because her computer doesn't want to log me in:
Here's an interesting nugget - Cambridge University owes its existence to Oxford students' dissatisfaction with the townie ale.
It's true! The students went to a tavern in Oxford and were served inferior ale by the townies. As a result, they refused to pay... inevitably a fight broke out... the townies called all their homies into Oxford, and the students called their comrades out of the library and there was a bloody fight in the high street (apparently the gutter ran red with blood).
Many students were killed and they thought: "Bugger this. We're out of here." and moved to cambridge. And there was much rejoicing (from the townies).... until they realised that the students, by this time, made up a significant portion of their trade. So, tails tucked firmly between their legs, they asked them to come back. Some elected to do so, some remained in cambridge.
not quite sure of the mob rationale behind the election. i suspect it's not actually as flattering as it initially seems though..
& if i were her i might carefully consider the dinner invitation. if he ever gets round to writing it!
personally as i see it her services to the college were highlighting its competitiveness, desirability (given it's the most applied to college for her subject these days!) & eventually as revealed the fairness of their specific admissions procedure.