If you have your birthday, you have a celebration. Unless you are York uni; then you have hundreds. They turned 50 this year, and they were not letting that go past unnoticed. There had been countless many occasions already, but this day there was a garden party for staff. In the middle of the heatwave. And the university might be very young, but it is located on the terrain of a monumental mansion that is much older. And it provides a nice backdrop that breathes an Oxbridgish atmosphere! York has been invited into the Russell Group; they sure live up to the image!
The party getting started; it did get quite crowded later!
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.