Friday 3rd July started with breakfast in the cafeteria of the University of New England, in Maine, USA. I had a very interesting chat, over breakfast, with the previous night’s seminar speaker. We were at the University of New England for the Crystal Growth and Assembly scientific conference.
Today was the second of two back-to-back Open Days the University runs for prospective students. A-level students thinking of going to university in autumn 2015, and their parents, visit the university to learn about degrees and university life. Today we had about 350 to 400 visitors in the Department, and maybe a bit more than half than yesterday.