I was the last year ever at Richmond .. they moved it all up to Overend the year after me.
I very much wish I could have gone to uni at 18 and used the opportunity to live somewhere other than the city I'd grown up in but for various reasons I delayed until I was 25, by which time I was too settled to contemplate leaving London.
This thread seems more social than anything else so I'll move it.
HA! So TRUE!
I only had one semester of high school left when my mom's accident happened and I had to get custody of my brother...so I had to drop out.
I later went to a local college to get my GED. Without ever studying, I aced it and freaked them all out. They told me that I HAD to go to college...but...by then, I had a son, and a mortgage. I had to work full-time.
I worked as a ranch hand, a large animal vet tech...and went on to become a supervising CO at a max security juvenile detention center. They flew me all over the US to take all kinds of classes. I even won a scholarship to the National Institute of Corrections for a two week program. I was one of 20 people chosen in the nation. It was tough. Most of the people there ran statewide programs and were very important politically. They said I would go far...that I would make great changes in the system...
Then, 3 months later, I was struck with a painful illness. I could no longer work and my career was destroyed.
But, life is pretty good now... so I am not complaining.
LOLThe ex-Alan wrote:While at Oxford I studied in The Kings Arms, The Chequers and The White Horse.
While doing a Post Grad at Nottingham I studied in The Duke of Newcastle.
I similarly studied at the Last Drop in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. Nothing to do with squeezing the last drop of beer out of the glass, but got its name from the place where the last hanging took place...gruesome!