Dickens Day!

Greetings from London! We started our day at 9am with a class meeting. Unfortunately the weather is still cold and rainy so we had to meet inside our flat. Dr. Saraceno handed back the students’ thesis statement drafts with some comments. We then discussed “Great Expectations” with regards to the evolutionary theme of ‘mate selection’. We had a great discussion that wrapped up around 11:30 am.

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We had a bit of a break and then met outside our flats to depart for our afternoon and evening activities. We took the tube to meet our LondonWalks guide, Dr. David Tucker. Dr. Tucker led on a three hour walking tour through the streets of “Dickens’s” London. He provided information about what London was like during the time that Dickens walked the same streets and pointed out many spots that inspired characters and stories. Although it rained at the beginning and end of our walk, we all enjoyed Dr. Tucker’s enthusiastic commentary. We learned a great deal and have a new appreciation for Victorian London.

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After our walk concluded, we sought brief respite and and some refreshment at a local public house. We then hopped on the tube to travel to the Dickens House Museum for our private tour. Our guide, Fiona, took us through the home where Dickens lived in the 1830s. We saw many of Dickens’s personal notes and possessions.

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Although it was a very busy and tiring day, Dr. Firenze and Dr. Saraceno were still full of energy. They hit the slopes once again, this time conquering the halfpipe. I have to say, I was quite impressed with their banging aerial maneuvers.

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Tomorrow is our final full day in London and we will be heading to the Shakespeare’s Globe to see “Antony and Cleopatra”. Check back tomorrow for an update!

Cheers from London!

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~ by Dr. Musa on May 27, 2014.

One Response to “Dickens Day!”

  1. Looks like your having a bit of Binghamton weather! Has anyone seen Jack Bauer yet??

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