Day 5 in London

We began another day at Russell Square for our Darwin and Dickens Forum.  The weather was pretty cloudy but the temperature was just right.

We spent quite a bit of time discussing Darwinian aspects of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  We talked about how many of Shakespeare’s observations about human nature are still so relevant today. 

During a break, Dr. Firenze entertained the students by demonstrating how well he can balance on his crutches.  We then spent a couple of hours discussing the student’s theses which have been refined and fine-tuned during our time in London. 

Tomorrow is a free day for everyone and some students plan to do some extra traveling.  Dr. Firenze spent time with Lisa helping her with directions to Cambridge.  We have been incredibly busy while in London and everyone is looking forward to having a day to do whatever they like.

After breaking for a couple hours, we all (except Dr. Firenze, see below) went to Westminster Abbey for Evensong.  Daily prayers have been sung at the Abbey for over one thousand years.  We enjoyed hearing The Westminster Choir at Evensong.

Below are some picutres of the exterior of Westminster Abby.  We could not take any pictures inside the church.  Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens are buried at the Abbey.

Brandon, Colin and Lisa wait for Evensong. 

After the conclusion of the service we all headed our separate ways.  Below are some pictures from the walk back to the flat.  Pictures include Parliament, some views from the Millenium bridge and some exterior pictures of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Dr. Firenze did not join us for Evensong, preferring instead to discuss Darwinian theory with a couple of new colleagues that he met in the park.


~ by Dr. Musa on May 23, 2008.

2 Responses to “Day 5 in London”

  1. Dr. Musa:

    “A man’s (woman’s) friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” Charles Darwin

    I miss you Jen!! See you soon!!

  2. Barrroooo! Is that last picture you,”me and Julio down by the schoolyard?”

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