Strolling in Stratford, Startled by Shakespeare Diane Paolicelli (Steve Phillips) Like many in the class, Steve and I travelled to Oxford in part to escape for a while the upsetting stream of disturbing presidential tweets and frightening political revelations. So on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Stratford, we enjoyed ducking into gift shops and strolling […]Read article
Ashmolean Museum: From Raphael Drawings to Rooftop Dining We were fortunate to have a Williams ’68 viewing of a special exhibition of Raphael drawings at the Ashmolean Museum arranged by John and Jenny Murray and the dedicated Williams staff. It was extraordinary to see how expressive Raphael’s casual sketches could be. We, and I mean […]Read article
50-Year Generation Non-gap: A ’68 Crew Bonds with Williams Crew Team My favorite event at Oxford was a spontaneous trip to the Henley Royal Regatta qualifying time trials held on the Thames. Williams had a 4-man crew and an 8-man crew racing. We cheered them on and saw some quality racing in a very picturesque […]Read article
Henley all began by a walk to the beginning of the course. Lined by people, dogs and cyclists, and peppered by a “perky breeze from the south,” I could feel the mounting excitement!
Back at the William’s tent, the coach was huddling with the team…their arms were draped across each other’s shoulders…their relaxation belying the effort to follow.Read article
Delightful Dining with Williams Oxford students and our Crew Team A highlight for me was meeting the Williams-Oxford students and the Williams male crew as well as their interim coach Ed Slater whom I sat beside at the Randolph dinner. The students had had a very demanding, stimulating tutorial schedule but were also involved in […]Read article
Reflections on Broughton Castle Nothing like chatting with the beautiful 90-year-old woman in the garden deadheading roses into a paper shopping bag only to find out that she used to be the owner of the castle before moving out to “smaller accommodations” nearby and handing it over to her son. The gnawing question remains: were […]Read article
The Magic of Broughton Castle and the Class of 1968 It was wonderful to reconnect with so many of the Class of 68 family. I have always felt that this group is especially “tight”. I know that Kevin did too. All of you made it very easy for me to make the trip. I think […]Read article