sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2011

The Grantchester Group - "Day-long and watch the Cambridge sky"

A place in the world for each day!
Rupert Brooke (a poet), Russell and Wittgenstein (philosophers), Forster and Virginia Woolf (novelists), Keynes (an economist), and Augustus John (an artist). 

And Poetry ... 

Grantchester has, of course, been closely connected with the University of Cambridge from long before the time of the Grantchester Group. For over 700 years students, such as Newton, Darwin, Cromwell, Milton, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Marlowe and Spenser have walked, ridden or boated to the village, whilst the nearby village of Trumpington was the scene of Chaucer’s Tale (referred to by Brooke in his poem) which tells the story of the Miller, his wife and daughter, and two Cambridge students.

After a thought-provoking walk through the meadows, where Turing first conceived the idea of artificial intelligence, one can still seek sanctuary in the Orchard, where for over 100 years nature and intellect have met. It remains to this day one of the very few places where, as in Brooke’s day, one can chat for hours or just sit “day-long and watch the Cambridge sky”.