Last Thursday I was once again invited to a Formal Hall, this time at the Lucy Cavendish College. "Gowns are worn". It has really been worth while investing in a gown!
Lucy Cavendish is a women-only college which is an interesting phenomenon that needs further contemplation.
The President of the College (sometimes it is called President, sometimes Principal, sometimes Master) is also a newcomer to Cambridge and has apparently wondered over the same things I have. Yet when it comes to The Bumps, in which the LC students are participating, I feel superior. No, the boats don't bump into each other, it's just a metaphor, as so much in Cambridge. I have actually seen how it is done, from my window at Water Street.