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Post by Jobaker » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Where did you go on field trips (either day trips or residential ones)?

Did anything memorable (in any sense of the word) happen? ;)

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Post by graham » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:26 pm

Well, if any of the class of '89-96 are on here, perhaps they'd like to recount the tale of their field trip to the Natural History and science museums in London. That was a memorable one!!!

I always hated field trips as they inevitabely resulted in some penguin bashing; I learnt this fairly early during a 'Discovery' visit to Arundel in the first few weeks of my squits.
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:26 am

I remember hearing about that Natural History and Science Museum trips... - didn't you clear the shop out?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:08 am

I remember a Classics Dept. trip to London for some exhibition (something to do with Pompeii, I think).

John Dennison and John Trappes-Lomax accompanied us in a minibus. I think we had a quick look at the exhibition before heading off to the pub (central London, wearing full housey).

Great fun. John Trappes-Lomax insisted on taking the train back to C.H. (presumably so that he could squeeze in a couple of swifties at The Bax before closing time).

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Post by graham » Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:49 pm

Now hold on a second, Plum - it wasn't my year that did it!!

But yes, they did indulge in some "stock taking" :wink:

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:21 pm

My apologies Graham, I should be looking for the culprits on the year above...
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:01 pm

Not so much a "field" trip as exposure to the East End of the Kray Bros - a visit to Fords in Dagenham in the late 50's.
Another trip was to Wimbledon - what a bore, given I could never stand the game even though it seemed top be available for only a week a year.

Less organised but far more enjoyable were the fortnightly overnight camping trips to Stone Farm Rocks .......

I later had the ? misfortune to be on the wrong side when some 20 grecians (in tatty jeans and worse) invaded the City firm I worked for; noisy, messy - definitely a turn-off. At least at my lecture on merchant banking the next year they turned up in uniform!

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