Dinner in Green

2007-05-25

in Daily updates, Oxford

Green College flatware

Many thanks to Jenn for inviting me to the formal dinner at Green College tonight. You know the primarily focus of a college is medical college when you see the staff of Aesclipius on the dishes. Located on the second floor of their observatory tower, the Green dining hall is unusually interesting. The head of the high table was also especially gracious in his after dinner comments. It was an excellent way of celebrating how everything but my four exams is now complete, as far as my academic program goes.

I have been lucky enough to dine in Wadham (including 23 high table dinners, so far), in Lady Margaret Hall (thanks to Richard Albert), at St. Antony’s College (thanks to Alex Stummvoll), at St. Hugh’s and St. Cross (thanks to Claire), and at New College as a consequence of my involvement with the Strategic Studies Group.

PS. Michael Ignatieff’s talk was reasonably interesting, but not to the extent that I feel it would be overly valuable to put the notes on the wiki. If someone specifically wants them, leave a comment and I will type them out. This was my first real chance to explore Wolfson, though I did arrive their by accident at the end of a long walk during our snow day. The fusion of recent architecture with the Oxford style of quads is interesting, though not entirely successful.

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Alena Prazak May 25, 2007 at 5:50 am

That staff of Aesclepius reminds me of a hilarious play in which you starred in our basement. It also had some other theatre greats like Julie Beck, Craig Elliott and was it also Erin Gjernes?

Milan May 25, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Julie went to BCIT and is still in Vancouver. Erin went to Winthrop. I think she is also in Vancouver now. I don’t know anything about what Craig has done since high school.

Anon @ Wadh May 25, 2007 at 2:46 pm

One snake = Asclepius (correct for doctors)

Two snakes = Mercury or Hermes (wrong but common)

Good to see Green got it right.

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