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The coming of Trinity term means the Oxford spring ball season. I was lucky enough to attend the Keble College Ball with a few friends from that college. Keble College is new by Oxford standards, established in 1870. When it was built, Keble’s brick structure, though now regarded as quite magnificent, was considered a bit of an eyesore. A secret society was formed at St. John’s College, dedicated to the brick-by-brick destruction of Keble. Membership in the society was secured by presenting the elders with a brick taken from Keble. General wisdom is that this secret society is still alive and well.

The Keble ball took on a Sherlock Holmes “Scandal in Bohemia” theme, and a festival atmosphere predominated the Keble quads. Food and drink were plentiful, as was dancing and friendly company.

Pictures by the lovely and talented Anna Schrade.

Posted 15 May 2011 by John McManigle in Notes

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