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CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 5 & 6

CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 5 & 6

Thursday was an informative yet fantastically fun day. Rubbing our eyes, we started of our morning bright and early with a march to the Judge Business School, a beautiful work of perhaps McDonald’s playhouse inspired architecture, but nonetheless beautiful in its own right. After incredibly fascinating sessions on investment strategy and the utilization of the Bloomberg terminal (and a delicious lunch) we headed to the Fitzwilliam Museum where Mr. Horner dropped pearls of knowledge upon us with a great interactive tour of the museum. After perusing the museum’s collection of weapons (for longer than I’d like to admit), we visited the King’s College Chapel, a beautiful Church. To end off our day, we found ourselves listening to a fantastic lecture on Shakespeare, perhaps the only time I’ve ever been able to hold attention to the subject, followed by a live performance in the park. While I must admit I initially dreaded going to The Taming of the Shrew, the play turned out to be great fun, full of energy, and with fantastic background was easy to understand and relate to. All in all, it was one of my favorite days, action-packed and full of intellectual stimulation.
 
- Rowan Majumdar, son of Rajjina Singh and Sareet Majumdar (FL, '12)

 

This past week has been truly life changing. The daily lessons gave me greater insight into the financial world. I did not only gain knowledge during my time in Cambridge, but I made friends within the great group of people.

- Luke Didier, son of Allison and Hank Didier (FL, '17)

CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 3 & 4

CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 3 & 4

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)

CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 1 & 2

CAMBRIDGE - MONEY & RESPONSIBILITY: DAY 1 & 2

The first day of The SIBF Money and Responsibility conference was an awesome start to the week. We started the day off with a tour of the University and then went to lunch at The River Bar. Our afternoon consisted of an open top double decker bus tour of Cambridge. After settling into our rooms we went to the Neville’s home for an awesome dinner! It was a great start to the week here at Cambridge.

-Claire Blumenthal, daughter of Karen and Marc Blumenthal (FL, '12)

 

On Monday Jerry gave us a finance talk, this is not an area in which I had been formally educated and so this was new to me. The talks are conducted so that beginners and those with experience in the area can learn something new. In the afternoon we saw Trinity College, including the Wren Library. This houses the first editions of Darwin’s  ‘On the Origin of Species’ and Marx’s ‘Dad Kapital’. It also contained the notes of the greatest mind in history, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

- Huw Neville, son of Tracy-Ann and James Neville (UK, '06)