Today we left behind Clare College (and air-conditioning) to spend the day at the spectacular Madingley Hall and gardens. After an informative and aromatic tour of the gardens, we were schooled on the intricate minutia of Brexit, the hidden secrets behind credit cards, and the proper way to hold a croquet mallet. We finished our day with a visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, a moving tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!
- Christie Harrison, daughter of Cathleen & Bill Harrison (FL, '01)
Today we went punting on the Cam, thankfully none of us fell in! The day continued with interesting and very useful lectures from Nick Hoffman and Nigel Wardle. Professor Simon Conway Morris gave a talk on evolutionary myths and Professor Mary Buckley spoke about human trafficking in Russia. The day ended with a scavenger hunt around Cambridge, the winner has yet to be announced, and dinner was on our own giving us all a chance to explore the restaurant scene here.
- Kendrick McFadden, daughter of Harriet and Hampton McFadden (AL, '16)