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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-30 10:11
Subject: Digging up the College lawn
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I'm amused to note that when artist Quentin Blake celebrates 800 years of Cambridge in a mural at Addenbrookes, one of the events he decides to picture is Dorothy Garrod digging up Newnham College lawn, as celebrated by uitlander.
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Doing simply dreadful things too
User: clanwilliam
Date: 2009-09-30 09:23 (UTC)
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I was just watching it and squeed "she's digging at Newnham!" Then Blake said "I have no idea if she every dug there, but it was her college" and I promptly went "yes she did!"

Lovely mural.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-30 09:56 (UTC)
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I had the sound off, so didn't hear the commentary. Nice guess though, Quentin!
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The Uitlander
User: uitlander
Date: 2009-09-30 11:17 (UTC)
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We've been in touch with the office of comms here and they've promised to let Mr Blake know he guessed correctly.
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2009-09-30 09:47 (UTC)
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Wot? No hatboxes?

Fantastic mural, I do love Quentin Blake's illustrations. Yay for Rosalind Franklin too!
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Doing simply dreadful things too
User: clanwilliam
Date: 2009-09-30 09:47 (UTC)
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And I noted that she appeared to be doing all the work as well...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-30 09:55 (UTC)
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Yes - a nice touch, that.
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The Uitlander: Archaeology
User: uitlander
Date: 2009-09-30 10:07 (UTC)
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Keyword:Archaeology
Thank you for the heads up. The DofS is pretty pleased as well, although she's also complaining that he says he doesn't know whether she actually did excavate in the gardens (we all know she did). I've asked the 800 campaign if we can have some copies of the panel.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-30 12:44 (UTC)
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Happy to note it, though I expect you'd have heard sooner rather than later.
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Jonathan Lewis-Jones
User: j_lj
Date: 2009-09-30 10:59 (UTC)
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Nice to see Rosalind Franklin mentioned, I'll have a walk around to C&D and have a look at this when I pick Sharon up from work tonight.
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