Horse and Groom Inn
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... Our first stop was the Bodleian Library. This tour was being offered as an add-on of the convention, but the times didn't suit us so we had decided to go on our own. This library has been around for about 700 years and firstly existed with only twenty books! Now it has over 11 million, and is growing by over 5000 items per week thanks to an agreement to receive one of everything published in England. Being a research library, items are not for borrowing - even ...
... would put the cost up a bit!!) The idea of having my feet cut in half, whilst not appealing, reminds me of an article I read when we first arrived in the UK. Apparently British scientists are talking of genetic engineering to reduce the size of humans as a valid way of adapting to a climate changed world. It beggars belief the extent to which some people think we can fix everything with yet another bit of technological innovation!
As we forge ...
... take admin group photos, so the cameras came out and we wrangled everyone together for a group shot. Then the silly selfies started, and well, I've uploaded the results of that so you can view them at your leisure.
I chatted with Tom, Pete, and Kate for a bit too, which was nice because I feel like I never see Kate anymore. We are always in passing or just missing each other. I don't remember what all we talked about - just ...
We arrived in Oxford and immediately started our tour. John Hood, our tour director, is an amazing story teller as well as a very knowledgeable guide and I cannot begin to remember all of the facts about Oxford that I never knew to begin with! The problem with the tour we are on is that they give you so much info, send you out on your own and never leave you with enough time to really explore all they tell you about. For example, a lot of Harry Potter was ...
... since he loves to rap. Kate got one about the 2008 US election, since she loves politics, and Emma got a book about Shakespeare. It was so cool how Michael took the time get to know each of us enough to choose something that we would each love.
Natalie and I gave Larry his Prince Harry mask, and for the rest of the night we all took turns putting it on and scaring each other with it. It really is a horrible mask. I scared Natalie with it at one ...