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An afternoon, and a couple of evenings, of photographs from Oxford on the occasion of XML Summer School.

First, let me say that XML Summer School was great fun.[1]. It's wonderfully small; I'm not sure I met every single participant, but I certainly could have. Not surprisingly, I know most of the instructors (and count them among my friends), the organizers and staff did a great job, the social events were delightful, and the participants were keen, excited, and full of interesting questions. It's been a long time since I got to talk to so many “real users” and I always enjoy that.

I had most of Sunday and a few hours on some of the evenings to take pictures. A few are here, they're all on Flickr (and there's a Flickr Pool of photos from other folks as well).

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Wadham College Quad

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Stained glass in the Wadham College dining hall

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Sunset over punts at Cherwell Boat House

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Radcliffe Camera

I probably have a few too many shots of the Radclife Camera.

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The Divinity School at The Bodleian

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All Soul's from the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

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Flooding on the Thames

On my way out of town, I heard a news report say that the Thames had crested. I hope that's true. The flooding didn't seriously impact the conference, but it was clearly a disaster for some of the surrounding communities (both in the immediate vicinity of Oxford and farther afield). Here's hoping for a long, dry, sunny spell.


[1]Full disclosure: I was invited to speak and the organizers paid my travel expenses.