Today was the big day, my 2hr workshop for systems science students at Cambridge University. Actually, it was for everyone from anywhere — at least one person came up from London. The talk went reasonably well, and we had a nice lunch in the Eagle — the same pub that Crick and Watson used to hang out in (and the first bar I have seen that had San Miguel on tap).
Afterwards I did some shopping — I think I’m going to have to leave some clothes behind in order to fit all the new stuff in.
Went back to the hotel for a bit of a nap, then out again to find a pub for dinner. It turns out that the England/Iceland football match was on, and the first pub, half a kilometre from the hotel, was filled to standing with athletic-looking guys, cheering and shouting. Another half kilometre and I came to a second pub. Open mic night for prospective bar bands. But there was an open patio, away from the noise, where I could sit and drink and read my kindle.
On the way home I walked down this road. It’s typical of half the roads in Cambridge.
The other interesting thing about that picture is that it was taken at nine-o’clock at night, normal exposure. Summer days in England are long. Of course, in the winter, you’re going to work and coming home in the dark