16 August: Classes began. My early classes were largely an overview of the organization of the British Government. A lot of it I knew, but it was interesting discussing some of it’s practical applications. I’m looking forward to seeing more of their different perspective on democratic government.
This evening we took our guided walking tour. We wandered around Soho, the Theater District, and Covent Garden. Saw a lot of neat buildings, including Sir Paul McCartney’s business office, various sites from Dickens’ novels, a house in Neal’s Yard where Monty Python lived, Milroy’s an excellent hole in the wall whiskey purveyor (I’ll be spending some time there), Freemasons’ Hall, and the London opera house. Over all it was an excellent first day of classes.