A propos of absolutely nothing this morning, surf on over to http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/. That's the homepage for Cambridge, the greatest university town in all the world and(this is a Grant's Tomb moment)home of the venerable Cambridge University. It's one of my favorite places ever and should be on your itinerary for your next trip, or your first trip, to Europe. It's a place where you READ history, rather than major in history, where you spend your entire university career in one residential college(Trinity, Jesus, King's, Fitzwilliam, Pembroke...), where everyone runs around in what we would call graduation gowns, where you can find top choral talent, especially affiliated with King's College. You should go in spring, when all those famous English flowers are in bloom.
Just one highlight among many in England's "green and pleasant land."