Yesterday, Kit did me the honour of being my guest at the annual CUHaGS St Nicholas' Feast, which was held in the hall at Caius:
One of the particularly interesting things about Caius is that there are memorials to famous Caians around the place. There is an oil painting of Stephen Hawking, a stained-glass double helix to commemorate Francis Crick, and a stained-glass Venn diagram to commemorate John Venn.
Also in attendance were a bishop in his robes, a Wing Commander sporting many medals and an impressive moustache, several PhDs in full-dress gowns, and the usual characters. The food was good and the wine was very good. There was a proper boar's head carried in to the Boar's Head Carol; the President then found that nobody had a knife and had to borrow a sgian-dubh from a nearby Scotsman, which was well-suited to the purpose. Afterwards there was much loud singing of carols and other songs; I was rather happy to find myself joining in an impromptu rendition of Dives in Omnia. The end of the evening came too soon, as always, and although several people invited us to carry on to an after-party, we thought it prudent to leave while we were still standing.
A wonderful night, and I hope there are many more to come.