Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Joy at Daughter's graduation

Daughter with Amartya at Trinity
A joyful day as Daughter graduated at Cambridge. This is I think our 6th Trinity graduation because in addition to mine both Son and Elder Daughter had a BA and PhD graduation. Elder Daughter had an MPhil graduation as well so it may be our 7th.

The ceremony is delightful and people are so pleased and happy. Of course for most people it's their first time but it is still wonderful even if you've done it before!

At the lunch afterwards I was able to catch up with one of my former teachers, and a contemporary who is now one of the world's leading philosophers of science.  We also have two friends whose son is an exact contemporary of our daughter and they were there as well for his graduation. It was also very good to chat more to the current Master (Sir) Greg Winter who I don't know as well as his predecessors.

Another great joy was to see Amartya Sen who was visiting briefly, and to be able to introduce him to Daughter - he knew Elder Daughter quite well, indeed when I met him he was already a friend of her's.  As you can see from the picture, Daughter was rather pleased to have met him!

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