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"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" - Edmund Burke
Geopolitical events may seem abstract and far away when watched on the news, but in the age of globalization their impacts can reach across the world. Who knew a small protest movement in the heart of Kiev would, in just a few short months, change the map of Eastern Europe? Earlier last month brave men and women gave their lives on the Maidan protesting ...
... friends and give dad a taste of Grey College fine dinning. After dinner we all played pool, board games and then watched Ghost Busters in the MCR. Dad also got to try a classic Grey College Mars Bar toasty (grilled sandwich).
On Wednesday, dad and I took a tour of the Durham Castle. It was fun to share Durham University's greatest treasure with my dad, and the tour was quite informative. For example we learned about the Cafeteria chef who stood up to a Prince ...
... so we had lunch and then joined the fun. The inside displays were also very impressive and we spent at least three hours walking around and looking at the wonderful old trains and other memorabilia. There was one train that belonged to Queen Adelaide. It was so elegant and looking in the windows, I could easily imagine someone spending considerable time in the cars. They were furnished beautifully - what a way to see ...
... form the United States. We had a fun time talking about the differences between North America and England with our friend Daniel who was across the table. In the UK, undergrads have far fewer electives than most students in North America (probably because they have to squeeze a whole undergrad degree into three years). We also compared slang terms a bit. Which brings me to...
A note on British slang. You'll notice that in my introduction to this post I used the term fittest. ...
... for the entire time, and had the whole audience in stitches within the first five minutes of his act. I definitely suggest checking him out on youtube, if not in person.
My friend Pippa is studying in the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) program here at Durham, and as part of this is doing a placement in a local school. On Friday I had a wonderful opportunity to go into her class and teach the children a little bit about Judaism. It was a ...
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