Yesterday eldest grand-daughter graduated with a Law Degree from Durham University.
We were lucky enough to be given tickets to attend the Congregation (The Degree Ceremony) which was held in the Cathedral. The Cathedral is opposite the Castle and the whole environ is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Durham University is a Collegiate University and the College she attended was St. Chad’s which is in an old Georgian Building, right beside the Cathedral!! Lucky, lucky girl. Actually, not only lucky, she worked extremely hard to get there.
The sun was shining, the College put on a splendid buffet and all was well with our little world for the day.
Here are a few snaps from the day for those who may be interested:
Taken from the train just before we arrived at Durham, showing some of the countryside:
Walking up to the Cathedral and Castle, crossing one of the bridges. Lots of boats lined up waiting.
Graduate- in- waiting and her proud mother in the garden behind her College Building
Buffet lunch in St Chad’s Dining Room: lots of meat, prawns and salads, in elegant surroundings. I waited until most people had left before taking the photo, it was packed just a few minutes ago, with proud relatives and College Dignitaries in all their regalia!
Waiting to go into the Cathedral.
A huge marquee set up on Palace Green, just beside the Cathedral. (For more pix and stories about Durham go to my blog posts in July 2010).
Still waiting, but what a day to be outside.
The Castle opposite the Cathedral and the marquee in the middle of the Green.
I had to grab a shot of the Music Department for old times sake!
A nice touch:)
After the Congregations, the relieved Graduate.
Leaving Durham with the evening sun catching the hilltop.