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Postby annis » Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:13 am

A friend of mine, his second album complete and zipping about the planet as I type this, decided he needed to get a little clubbing in for celebration at the end of this month. In London. It seems I'm going with.

I've already taken careful note of Raya's bookstore find, but I would love to hear from others in the area about used bookstores that might appeal to the classically minded, Greek more than Latin. I guess I'll be quite close to the British Museum (a quick walk to Raya's find), but all I know about the Underground I learned from Neverwhere by Neal Gaiman, so remote destinations might not be wise on my first trip.
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Postby waraysa » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:09 pm

Hi William

if you have time while you are in the UK, you might consider going to Leeds, in the north-west of England, to visit the Thompson Collection, a special collection at the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
Or perhaps you could get an English textkit enthusiast to check it out.

It is the UK's national collection of greek and latin textbooks and the following link indicates there are more than 4000 volumes dating from 1800.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/p ... m#thompson

Apparently it is held in storage but can be viewed by advance arrangement with the LIbrary.

Have a great trip.
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Postby Episcopus » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:49 pm

Sweet, how old are you annis? Never thought of you as a clubber.

As I told Raya, beware of the Albanians and Turks in London.

Leeds University also has an incredibly hard maths challenge. I did it today. Much fun. Credit must go thither :)
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Postby mariek » Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:07 pm


Surely they have "18 and over" clubs in the UK, not just the "18 to 22" clubs.... :wink:
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Postby chrisb » Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:46 pm

If you are coming to England, then it is not too much further to Hay-on-Wye (near Hereford) - the secondhand bookshop capital of England with more shb's than you could ever wish for! Failing that, then a visit to Blackwell's in Oxford (and there are several more) would be well worth it.

Enjoy the trip.

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Postby 1%homeless » Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:11 pm

As I told Raya, beware of the Albanians and Turks in London.


Heh heh, I'm reluctant to ask, but how come?
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Postby annis » Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:52 pm

Episcopus wrote:Sweet, how old are you annis? Never thought of you as a clubber


I'm 35, and while I have always gone to clubs I'm not sure I can be called a clubber - I don't don the crazy clothing, nor has my hair been other colors, and I avoid blitzing out my mind with recreational pharmaceuticals. But I was listening to this sort of electronica when the current crop of club kids were still in diapers (do the British use that word?), so I still wander out from time to time.

I just can't dance 4+ hours without serious interruption any more. :cry:
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Postby Ulpianus » Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:45 pm

diapers (do the British use that word?)


Transatlantic lexicon of childhood

Our diapers are nappies,
pacifiers, dummies,
jungle gyms: climbing frames,
bellies are tummies;
trunks, boots; hoods, bonnets;
push-chairs not strollers;
Calpol for Tylenol
(soothing your molars);
Cadburys not Hersheys
for little Brit misses --
crisps for your chips
and buttons for kisses.

(The last a confectionary not an osculatory reference.)
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Postby Episcopus » Fri Feb 06, 2004 2:00 pm

annis wrote:
I avoid blitzing out my mind with recreational pharmaceuticals.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Classic!


Regarding the Turks and Albanians, don't ask just avoid them.
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Postby Emma_85 » Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:02 pm

When exactly will you be in London? I'll be in London too from the 20th until the 24th of February and I'm definitely going to check out Unsworth as Raya recommended it. The real reason I'm going though, is to look around Imperial College London and talk to the admissions tutor there.
I've already been round the Tate Modern - definitely something you shouldn't miss - and this time I'll go round the other Tate. No idea yet what else we'll be doing (some else in my class is thinking about studying at Imperial for one year, so he's coming too).
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Postby annis » Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:36 pm

Emma_85 wrote:When exactly will you be in London? I'll be in London too from the 20th until the 24th of February


D'oh!

We will miss each other by a day. Well, two days, since the flight to London is the 25th.
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Postby 1%homeless » Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:54 pm

Heh, I remember there was a discussion about marmite here. Are you going to try it William? Oh yes, there was jaffa cakes being discussed too... :)
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Postby Episcopus » Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:58 pm

Who said Jaffa Cakes?!! :o

You must buy box thereof. And bring them into clubs as frisbees and snacks to give you energy and prevent you from becoming too intoxicated - I prefer Jaffa Cake any day!
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Postby annis » Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:27 pm

1%homeless wrote:Heh, I remember there was a discussion about marmite here. Are you going to try it William? Oh yes, there was jaffa cakes being discussed too... :)


I had not heard of either term before reading this post. All praise to Google, I now know more.

Regarding jaffa cake, in the US we can get Pims, which seem to follow the basic jaffa design, and I love them deeply. Especially the orange, but the pear ones appeal as well.

As for marmite, I very much (very, very, very) love Thai, Vietnamese and Lao cooking. And that means fish sauce. After that - and a few Chinese breakfasts - I can handle anything. Perhaps I'll bring back some marmite if books don't bring up the weight of my luggage too much.

(Classics content: the Greeks and Romans cooked with liberal doses of garum... fish sauce. It seems even to have been made basically the same way fish sauces are made today in S.E. Asia. Apicius even leaves us a melon salad flavored with a garum/vinegar mix, which is shockingly like a Thai melon salad in several of my Thai cookbooks.)

Most of our food plans so far involve Indian restaurants, southern Indian if possible since we can't get that in Madison.
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Postby Emma_85 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:02 pm

We will miss each other by a day. Well, two days, since the flight to London is the 25th.


What a shame :-(.

I'll be eating indian too :-) as they don't have many indian restaurants in Germany, but I'm mad about curries.

You must try Marmite! I can't live without it...
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