An American Physics Student in … Wales
This post is unrelated to academia or physics. Sorry.
I’ve spent the past week in Wales as part of a group of Marshall scholars. We had a full programme of events and were able to attend presentations by the Welsh Assembly Government and the universities of Cardiff and Swansea. We were also treated to a `Medieval banquet’ at the Castle Undercroft in Cardiff and a tour of the Millennium Stadium (where Wales defeated England in rugby last week).
The trip was organised by the Welsh Assembly Government, to which I am ever greatful. I hope to return to Wales in the near future to more properly explore this country within the UK.
As a souvenier, I purchased a new friend from the gift shop at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea: a plush sheep that I’ve named Cymru (the Welsh word for Wales). Sheep outnumber people 4-1 in Wales and they definitely give the Welsh countryside a cuddly aspect. Anyway, here’s a brief slideshow of Cymru at St. Fagans Natural History Museum, which is an open-air `folk’ museum set in over a hundered acres of woodland:
My apologies for the lack of actual content in this post. 🙂
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