I also made some new friends and was able to attend part of Oxfordshire 2007, a celebration of the county being 1000 years old. That"s pretty impressive! There were lots and lots of light displays, strange configurations of burning pots and some good live music, Celtic in tone. We also took in a great Italian meal and walked through old Oxford. It was an interesting mix of folks -- one Dutch, one Argentinian, one Romanian, and two from the US. No native British in this British program! Bizarre.
We hung around until after 10PM, when Liviu (from Romania) and I hopped a train back to London. I walked the 100 yards to my hotel, packed for the next day"s journey, and collapsed.
- feeling more immersed in the life of the postgraduate, and discussing those issues with fellow postgrads
- hearing about ethical issues from non-Westerners.
- wandering around during the celebration, enjoying the lights and music