Yesterday my eldest son had an interview at Churchill College, Cambridge. He’s applying to read computer science.
Whilst he was being grilled by two tutors and doing an aptitude test, I had a wander around the centre of Cambridge.
I was hoping to visit Trinity College because of my interest in the Cambridge Spies, especially Kim Philby. But unfortunately Trinity was closed to visitors yesterday. I did, however, manage to take this slightly wonky picture of the Great Gate at Trinity.
It was a very cold and damp day, so I didn’t do much sightseeing. Here are a couple of peaceful shots.
Instead, I went to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Having recently read the absolutely brilliant Enigma by Robert Harris about code breaking at Bletchley Park during World War Two, I was very interested to see the Enigma machine that was on display at the museum as part of a special exhibition on encryption.
Meanwhile, in his interview, my son was given a question to solve that was a variation of the water jug problem in Die Hard With a Vengeance, proving that any decent education is incomplete without a good action adventure movie. 🙂