Just before my Indonesian adventure took off, I got to present my Tus work to an audience of DNA replication specialists. The thought of going to Egham did not particularly excite me – as google maps quickly taught me the town was situated practically on top of Heathrow’s runways. However, England would not be England were it not that even these kerosene fume filled outskirts of London somehow still have the air of being a Harry Potter movie set. Egham turned out to be home to the Royal Holloway University of London. Never heard of the place, even though it seemed to want to compete with Oxbridge in appearance. Besides this, Windsor Castle turned out to be around the corner and, more importantly: Great Windsor park.
Stunning scenery galore. So besides giving that talk, I spent a as many afternoon hours as possible running through the seemingly endless stretches of forest, and across the park’s immaculately kept polo grounds. The free afternoon was spent walking ‘the longest walk’, almost having to fight our way through the herd of deer.
They also seem to like titles here:
The English and plumbing, if you understand them, please tell me:
But besides this, great location
nice confrontation with the local brews:
and good company: