March 13, 2005

Questions…and revision

Yesterday, Lu asked me if I could invite any 7 people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would they be?

Tough question I thought. But here's what I came up with:

  • Richard Feynman
  • Garry Kasparov
  • Gustav Holst
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Nelson Mandella
  • David Hume
  • Lucinda Critchley

Now one of these people isn't all that famous outside of the University of Warwick, but still, there were no conditions :-)
So why these people? Well, Feynman I guess because he was one of the few guys who really understood physics, how things were meant to work. He's a bit of a legend, and his teaching had a reputation for being the best. Kasparov? Well, possibly the greatest ever world chess champion to date – having just retired from professional chess, he's achieved just about everything!
Holst? Well, anyone who writes such good music should get an invitation in my book. Maxwell, well he's Scottish, so nuff said really :-)
I suppose, like most people I have a fair amount of respect for Mandella, hence his invitation. But David Hume? Not the person I'd put down originally, but a philosopher, no less, and Scottish too so, er, nuff said :-)
And Lucinda? Why, who else but our new Social Sec to keep all the conversation ticking over! :-)

Revision

Well it's Sunday, and it's time to start revision, sadly. Will it be the joys of understanding Synergetics, or the wonders of Statistical Physics? Perhaps it's time to explore some Stellar Structures, or delve into the world of Ferroics. Or even, do the unthinkable and read about Plasma Physics? Quantum Physics? Laser Physics? The opportunities are endless…

…but as long as I have tea it'll be fine :-)


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  1. Interesting collection of people.

    I think my 7 would be a bit different!

    I would have to start with Vivaldi because anyone who can write flute music like him deserves dinner!
    I get a bit stuck now! Will have a think!

    Have fun with the revision.

    16 Mar 2005, 19:11

  2. that is such a good question!

    have been pondering, and my 7 would be:

    Stevie Wonder (can u imagine the drunken singalong at the piano after the meal?! plus he is my idol)
    Ayrton Senna (would do anything to bring the racing legend back to life)
    My best mate Ruth (cos i don't see enough of her as it is)
    Jamie Cullum (got to have someone beautiful to stare at!)
    Helen Fielding (the woman who wrote bridget jones has got to be on my wavelength!)
    Kurt Cobain (for pure symbolic status)
    and….i think Alex Stanbury (always good to have someone u know before the ice is broken, and alex is always pure comedy value!)

    now that is an odd list!

    19 Mar 2005, 17:57


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