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On Friday, one of my NIH-OxCam classmates successfully passed her DPhil viva, the Oxford equivalent of a thesis defense. In celebration of her success and the glorious spring weather, we arranged a punting celebration. In punting, a traditional summer pastime at Oxford and Cambridge, a flat-bottomed boat is propelled by pushing against the riverbed with a long pole. All the while, of course, the punter and passengers enjoy the local scenery and weather, and stop at nearby pubs.

 

As I was too busy punting to photograph, these pictures are courtesy my lovely punt companions, Kara Fleming and Katrina Witt.

 

Posted 12 Apr 2011 by John McManigle in Notes

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