Don, Tim and I went on a day trip to Cambridge yesterday. Tim’s niece studies at Cambridge so we met her there and she showed us around. Such a beautiful town, with glorious old buildings, a superb gallery and lush manicured lawns.
Tim’s niece told us about uni life, her studies and ambitions.
Tim and Don and I told her about what we did when we were at uni. Because young people love it when you do that.
“I sent some friends to stage a coup of the the Conservative Association.”
“I spent more time finding somebody who had already read Great Expectations than it would have taken to read it myself.”
“I was founding member of the University Alcohol Appreciation Society.”
“I jumped in the fountain and won a bloodthirsty garden gnome in the annual statue competition.”
“I got elected student union secretary in order to stop the candidate we didn’t like being elected.”
“I instigated an occupation of the university teaching block when I was accommodation officer.”
“I was involved in the protest when the condom vending machines were removed at our uni.”
“I wore my pyjamas to uni once when I was late for lectures.”
“I washed the inside windows of the uni hall with a fire hose.”
Suffice to say yesterday was educational for everybody involved.