I graduated on Wednesday! It was a little bit a bittersweet occasion. On the one hand, it was great fun, on the other hand, this day really market my good-bye from my university and I have had a lovely time here. It also means I now need to get serious on defining the next step and this is still really scary. But lets not talk about this for now because Wednesday was really an occasion to celebrate and celebrate we did.
We got to have the ceremony with the official handshake in the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was absolutely amazing, the hall is usually used for concerts and such and is richly decorated in red and gold. I don’t think I could have wished for a grander space.
Me in my gown. It’s a bit a silly picture but it’s the only one without my parents in it and I don’t know if they’d like to see their pictures here so you will have to do with this one. I felt like Harry Potter in the gown. The yellow stripe at the front shows that I graduated in the sciences.
Recognize the dress? The purple stripe on the hood shows that I graduated from Imperial College London, which picked bright purple as it’s colour because it was the first synthetically produced die, called Mauveine.
All in all I had a lovely day starting off with the ceremony, followed by a reception with free champagne and then a lovely lunch with the Mister and my parents, who had come all the way from Switzerland just for this occasion.
Me proudly holding the prize I got for academic excellence. And that’s definitely enough pictures of me showing of for at least this month. Indulge me for one day, I promise to go back to pretty landscapes soon.