Tonight was Churchill College’s post-graduate Matriculation Dinner. All the masters and PhD (and what have you) students were invited to this (semi-) formal dinner in Churchill College’s dining hall. There were toasts, wine, and good food.
When we arrived at 7p, we thought we’d be ushered into the dining hall for dinner but instead enjoyed champagne (or orange juice) in a general mingling area. At 7:30p we went to hall and found our assigned seats. Zach and I were at Table D and sat diagonally across from each other. I wasn’t overly pleased by this arrangement, but it was OK. We each met several new people since we couldn’t very well talk to each other. I mainly conversed with a lady from Sri Lanka, a fellow from Panama, and another from Manchester.
Dinner consisted of four courses (soup, appetizer, main dish, dessert) followed by a cheese plate. Everything was quite good. Toward the end, the college Master gave a speech, and we toasted the Queen and Winston. Then the MCR (read post-graduate) president gave a speech, and we left soon after. It was right around 11p when we arrived home. We’re quite tuckered out–Z is already lying on the bed.
Below find some post-dinner snapshots of us. We can’t take a good picture of ourselves, but I haven’t featured any self portraits for a while.