Friday, 12 June 2009
Gates and railings
Cambridge was very excitable today. Honorary degrees were being handed out to Bill and Melinda Gates and the Aga Khan among others. Drivers waited by limos with darkened windows. The town was absolutely packed. I peered through the railing along with everybody else, but saw no one I recognised.
I was supposed to go for a drink with Peter Kirkham tonight but we thought better of it. As well as handing out honorary degrees, the students get their results, so the pubs will no doubt be full of the cream of the education system getting hammered. We have postponed until next week.