Tuesday, May 08, 2007

First day of classes

Yesterday was the first day of classes. I’m taking humanities 202 and English 300. I’m also sitting in on Dr. Jacoby’s English history class. That’s almost four hours of class on Mondays and Thursdays. I really wish that Dr. Jacoby’s class would help me graduate so that I could take it instead of humanities. Not only does it seem more interesting, it also seems easier. And while I'm in London, easier means more time to explore London instead of sit in my room.

I went to the Imperial War Museum this afternoon. It was really cool—and really big. I saw only three exhibits: the display of large weapons (tanks, missiles, etc.) in the front, D-Day, and wars since WWII. I’ll have to go back a few more times to finish the museum.

This evening we went and saw Called to Account, a play where the prosecution and defense interview various witnesses (MPs, American officials, UN officials, etc.) in a discovery process to determine if a trial should be held for Tony Blair for the crime of aggression in entering the 2003 Iraq war. I really enjoyed it (much more than any Shakespeare I’ve been to), and I learned quite a bit about how the English view their own politics. It dragged on entirely too long (2-1/2 hours), but it was really good.

2 comments:

Hyrum said...

Glad to see that you made it to the Imperial War Museum! I hope you can enjoy being in London, as well as your studies. As Dr. Archibald says, "Don't let your schooling get in the way of your education."

Madeline K. Rupard said...

Thanks for your blog! I'm going to London this fall through BYU and I'm so thrilled to see blog posts about the place that are intelligent and thorough, it's getting me anxious to go. Sounds like it was a blast.