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December 15, 2006

Photos - 2 (8th Dec 2006)

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 16th batch


The last lot of mine! Phew! Sorry for blocking the blog.
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 19:13:19 through email.

Photos - 1 (8th Dec 2006)

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Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 15th batch

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Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 14th batch

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Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 12:03:49 through email

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 11th batch



Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 11:31:14 through emai

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 11th batch



Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 11:00:29 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 10th batch



Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 10:35:51 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 9th batch


The weakest link !
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 15/12/2006 10:01:12 through email.

Photos on Revue on 6 Dec - 8th batch

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 7th batch

December 14, 2006

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 6th batch


The band - carefully watched.
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 23:18:20 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 5th batch


The batches are in chronological order, but it doesn't seem to work within each batch, sorry.
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 23:02:17 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 4th batch


I'll risk six this time!
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 22:27:47 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 3rd batch


Only another 15 or so batches to go. Is there an easier way to upload 90 photos ... ?
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 22:00:34 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 2nd batch


The next lot. The instructions said a maximum of 5 !
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 14:18:52 through email.

Photos of Revue on 6 Dec - 1st batch


Here are some of our photos from the revue - of varying quality, I'm afraid, but I hope they give a taste for the evening. These are the first five, with more to follow.

Simon Lowe
Posted by "Simon LOWE" on 14/12/2006 12:10:19 through email.

December 09, 2006

Rubaiyat for RCDS 2006

A little diversion to see you all on your way...

Rubaiyat for RCDS 2006

Lo, how scholars from Seaford House take flight
No longer SDS debates to fight
See how they flee from Belgrave Square
Each determined now the world to right.

How come they now this precious skill to own,
Such gold in tiny brain-box's sown?
Can it be such transformation fair,
Or fever, fleeting and unknown?

Long suffering did Professors Jack and John,
Attempt to teach the hegemon,
And has this class, with verve not care,
Seen a full year come, and gone.

What then can they show,
To mark this year's ebb and flow.
A mountain of discarded papers read,
Or just a land-fill site of Veuve-Cliquot?

Shall this lecture hall recall
A parade of speakers short and tall
Questions asked in accents mixed,
Insightful probes from lawyers small?

Nay, this year's accomplishments do stoop
To include a certain "study group":
Led by Sir Christopher "No-Hair"
And Lady Jennifer "The Scoop"

And varied other persons fine
From policemen (plaid), and naval (nine),
To Kazak cops and diplomats,
Pursued throughout by accents "Strine"

Is it possible the scope of courses,
Covering the breadth of global forces,
Made impression on our gang,
Or just a fleeting break from horses?

Each day they pursued their wish
To make the world better -ish,
While struggling to remember luncheon
Without reminder from Dear Trish

In desperate straits they made the dashes
From charcoal coffee to Sudhexo hashes,
Stopping not to read the news
In their haste to brag … the Ashes!

Vainly sought the staff this trip
T’engage their thoughts on leadership,
While lurking though each debate,
… Fervent craving for a sip!

Thus did studies deep and systemic
Informed by persons academic
Result in dissertations varied,
Strongly argued, and polemic!

And while they frequent smoky joints,
Good Seaford House still anoints
Our heroes with a precious gift:
The certain logic of “Three Points”


Yet a final gift that makes amends
For missing lessons on Means and Ends,
The certain gift, more rare by far:
A greatly widened span of friends.

So, allow me one last point to flog:
Permit not your box to clog,
Nor trust your mail to tardy camel,
But stay in touch… by members’ Blog!!

Bon voyage RCDS 2006, from Nigel & Deb

December 02, 2006

Team China #122




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