The last CCC Leicester event before the summer break and it definitely had an end-of-term feel to it - or maybe that was just me. As usual, I was ridiculously excited by the prospect of seeing who turned up and enjoying the conversation. I wasn’t quite sure how this coffee club would go, as the hugely spectacular NLab Conference was due to take place the following day. Would that create too much demand on CCC member’s time?
As it was, we had a good crowd in, many were people who weren’t able to make it to the Conference, one way or another. Incidentally, I discovered that you can buy a hot breakfast in the food court next to the Graduate Bar, a vast improvement on sandwiches from the chiller, and as healthy or otherwise as you like (also very inexpensive). Toby Moores and I met over breakfast, which was an added bonus, and meant I didn’t get tomato juice all over the Guardian.
Steph Cornwall and Trevor Wood arrived and were soon engaged with Toby in a conversation about the shift in world economies (China and India produce more graduates each year than the total number of children born in Europe) and the implications for creativity in UK businesses. We were soon joined by Matt Saulsbury, Jake Fudge, Nur Yar Yare, Chris Cousin and George Ballentyne. Emma Craig-West popped along and we had an interesting conversation about tax inspections, and Mike Atherton visited from London. Mike, it seemed to me, had a long, long day planned. Hope he made it!
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