Thursday, March 13, 2014

jude the obscure territory

I've been excited for a couple of months, since the organizers of the conference that I'm speaking at tomorrow told me that they were putting me up in Magdalen.  Which piece of golden architecture or weathered cloister-stone would be on view?  Would a deer look through my room's windows?  Would I be able to crane my neck and see a gargoyle?

Instead of which - I have a very pleasant undergraduate room in a house on the High - and - well, that's the view.  Alas ...

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