From the English Civil War to Broughton Castle Civility Broughton Castle One of the highlights of our week in Oxford was the visit to Broughton Castle on Friday. Bob and I had initially planned to stay in Oxford that day, but after attending the morning lecture on the English Civil War by Oxford Professor Diane […]Read article
Lecture, Church, Castle: Three Fascinating Keys to the English Civil War Professor Diane Purkiss (Fellow and Tutor of English at Keble College, Oxford) We gathered in the Cartoon Bar of the Randolph Hotel for our choreographed march across the street to the Ashmolean and a lecture on the English Civil War. Our lecturer was introduced […]Read article
Code-breaking at Bletchley Park and at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel As I descended the steps of our tour bus, I found it odd to have such an innocuous entryway into this most important campus of code-breaking operations. Perhaps this is a method to make one aware of the secretive nature of these operations, and how […]Read article
Wonder-full Woburn Abbey Meeting the Dowager Duchess of Bedford in her garden was the highlight of my visit to Woburn Abbey. Then I bought the Woburn Abbey book and learned a whole lot more. The structure dates back to 1145 when Hugh de Bolebec founded the Abbey with monks from Fountains Abbey. It was later […]Read article
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Talks and Tours of Oxford and Blenheim Palace Brian Murray, tour guide In one word, the Oxford trip was “Fantastic.” Sharing it with such fun and interesting people was the absolute best, and getting to know some of Rob’s classmates this way was just perfect. As to the brains behind the event, it could not […]Read article
Back in my non-coed days, Williams was not on my radar at all. I doubt that I had heard of it when I tripped off to the city lights of Manhattan to go to college. I could not have imagined going to college in the wilds of western Mass. It was all Manhattan for me all the way.
My introduction to Williams came through some of the earlier reunions. I enjoyed them. I was surprised to encounter Williams grads I knew from other avenues of my life, and I looked forward to visiting with Arthur’s more far-flung friends.Read article