Awakening to the view of the day 21 – “). to picked me up at 10am and we meandered our way down the roads to … and there is little alternative to meandering when going north–south along the route. Just as the cuts across old drainage patterns, it still cuts across modern transport links. It is relatively easy to get to or from the , but so hard to move along it.taxidermist, a relaxed morning writing in bed before breakfast, trying to capture the highs and lows of the day before (see “
Lunch at the , another one of the once 27 old inns in , and then I picked up the camper van from (facilities basic but clean, very reasonable prices) and drove in convoy back to . It was odd driving so quickly past places that I had taken days to cover on foot. Also often hard to make out the landscape, seeing hills from different angles from the road.
In the evening I gave a public lecture at . Amongst the audience was a lady, , who has two artificial knees and later this year is walking around the entire coast of the . On seeing a photo of me standing by an sign, was reminded that ‘ ‘, the wireless communication protocol, is named after a king … why he made the association??
I had thought of long university history. A government report in the suggested two universities should be founded. However, when (historically the largest town in ) was not chosen as one of the sites, the people of the town decided to set up their own by pubic subscription. Without royal charter the could not award its own degrees, until over 120 years later, in , it was eventually granted official university status. … a real story of patience!as one of the ‘new universities’, but in fact has a