Sunday, 17 July 2011

King's College, Shell and The Eye

On Wednesday, July 13th, before returning to London, we made our way to King's College for a tour around the campus where Keynes studied.  Following class discussion, Erik Anderson lead the group through the college pointing out specific areas from the book.  We had a little extra time to watch punters navigating the Cam and saw our first punter take an unintended swim in the river!

The King's College cathedral
Walking through the gorgeous grounds - but don't step on the grass!

Erik A pointing out some of the sites from the Keynes book

The view from along the river Cam

For the afternoon it was back to London - this time to visit with two executives, Mark Williams (a Carleton alum) and Graeme Sweeney, at the London Shell headquarters.  It was a fascinating visit where we learned a great deal about the energy choices Shell is making for the future, along with how economics plays a vital role in those decisions.

All suited up for the Shell visit

Enjoying some refreshments in the board room
Everyone looking the part...
From the top of the Shell building we got a stunning view of surrounding London and brilliant glimpse of our next stop: the London Eye.

View from the Shell building
 From the Shell building, we made our way to the river Thames for a ride on the iconic London Eye.  It was a spectacular way to see the city - and made for an ideal end to our day in London.

Up we go...

Big Ben

Don't forget the snacks!

Seeing the sites

Group pod shot

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