Today was Convocation day at the University. Apparently convocations are called commencements for most of you in the US. But long story short they orginated at Oxford, if Wikipedia is to be believed, meaning originally a meeting of the Alumni.
The pomp surrounding the event was fascinating to participate in as opposed to simply watching. Watching is incredibly boring from past experience. When it is your graduation it just seems so much more fascinating. Moreso when the Honourary Doctorate is given to someone who is an interesting speaker.
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