Why I love Cambridge…

The reasons go beyond history, architecture and the fact that I have just spent 5 years of my life there. The biggest reason is that even if the masses disagree with your viewpoint, Cambridge will give you an opportunity to say your piece, and then face a grilling from some of the toughest people you will ever face in your speaking life. So next week’s schedule at the Cambridge Union:

Colonel Gaddafi on Monday, 22nd October

James Watson on Tuesday, 23rd October

Debate: This House has No Confidence in HM Government on Thursday, 25th October

And that is a hurray for freedom of mind.

14 thoughts on “Why I love Cambridge…

  1. VBR: That is a different post, tentatively titled “Why I hate Cambridge” ๐Ÿ™‚

    It will include things such as questionable food in College dining halls (although at ยฃ2 or so, one mustn’t grumble), the myriad of assignments I had to hand in (not during the PhD), the long walk to the station… erm, that is it. I do not really hate Cambridge at all.

    Thanks.

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  2. VBR: That is a different post, tentatively titled “Why I hate Cambridge” ๐Ÿ™‚

    It will include things such as questionable food in College dining halls (although at ยฃ2 or so, one mustn’t grumble), the myriad of assignments I had to hand in (not during the PhD), the long walk to the station… erm, that is it. I do not really hate Cambridge at all.

    Thanks.

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  3. Abarclay12: Thanks for your note. I am just 2 days away from submitting a PhD thesis about decision making in complex organisations in the business school at Cambridge. So crunch time, but do keep reading. I attend to all the reader comments every dawn (and in the day). ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks.

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  4. Abarclay12: Thanks for your note. I am just 2 days away from submitting a PhD thesis about decision making in complex organisations in the business school at Cambridge. So crunch time, but do keep reading. I attend to all the reader comments every dawn (and in the day). ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks.

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  5. By any chance is it possible that Col. Gaddafi’s lecture will be recorded and a soft copy be available on the net?
    Am curious about what he’d talk and the way he’d present Libyan politics.

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  6. By any chance is it possible that Col. Gaddafi’s lecture will be recorded and a soft copy be available on the net?
    Am curious about what he’d talk and the way he’d present Libyan politics.

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  7. Aditya: Thanks for reading.

    You can check the Cambridge Union Society pages for this info. I do not know whether they make these debates available online. I do not necessarily agree that is right but alas, that is how the “privilege” of access is protected. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Thanks.

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  8. Aditya: Thanks for reading.

    You can check the Cambridge Union Society pages for this info. I do not know whether they make these debates available online. I do not necessarily agree that is right but alas, that is how the “privilege” of access is protected. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Thanks.

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