This was the highlight of the Computer Science Tripos. Other subjects get a simple meal in Old Hall. We got a three stage evening of extravagance.
The night started in the Old Combination room and continued through formal hall until we finally had a reception in Old Hall. The hall had been separated into tables that were decorated with English Strawberries and other fruits interdispersed with chocolates and 20-year old varieties of port, wine, champagne and desert wine.
Christian Steinruecken, the multi-talented probability supervisor, wowed with his piano skills while all the CompScis chatted or solved Rubik’s cubes (depending on their social skills). After Christian finished, my good friend Martin Maas (Mr second in Tripos) then showed his piano skills by playing some jazz (incredibly well for such a drunk person).
We continued into the bar and I met up with some of my other friends to finish off the evening.