Achademic Excellence and fine old buildings go together it seems.

My wife and I have been on a few weekend trips just lately, no not those trips, coach trips and some of the places we have been are the academic excellence centres of the world, Oxford and Cambridge. Notwithstanding their academic power they also have some beautiful buildings to teach this stuff in, and its that side of the equation that grabs me the most, just as well as for my brainpower they would not just show me the door but would not let me near it 🙂  ……. so here are some pictures First Cambridge, we were there on Saturday 2nd June.

It has to be said also that many of these pictures were taken through gaps in iron gates and fencing as they were not open to the public until later in the day when I would be gone. Some didn’t allow anyone in other than students and their families as exams were taking place, which is fair comment I would say. I could have put a slide show but it doesn’t show the full pictures as I intended and I know I haven’t put comments about which college is which, but I may amend that at a later date, oh and the ducks were friendly as well, as long as you fed them that is 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Achademic Excellence and fine old buildings go together it seems.

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  2. These photos are lovely! Oh to be there, strolling through the hallowed grounds of knowledge and history. I wonder if the ducks are smarter there than those in ordinary parks? 🙂 One of these days I will see for myself but do let on if they started quacking Tennyson to sing for their supper, eh?
    Fantastic and thanks for taking us there with your pics!

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