Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cambridge song.


The afternoon tour took in a few more colleges finishing just off the Market at Sidney Sussex College, where old boy Cromwell's head is secretly interred. But our real focus was the legendary Cavendish Laboratory where Rutherford first split the atom, Watson and Crick worked out the double helix structure of DNA, and the first modern computer was built.

Lord Rutherford was Director of the lab and is memorialised through his nickname of "Croc."

We finished the afternoon in the Eagle Tavern lifting a toast of Greene King's Abbott Ale to Watson and Crick, for this is where they announced their discovery to the world some 50 odd years ago.

Then a quick walk through the Backs to our bus and home to London by train.

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