25 October, 2020

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The £3m Cambridge University Wine

Last week it was reported that Cambridge University had spent almost £3m on wine in one year. Is it a wise use of funds?

Prof Peter Strike, vice-chancellor, University of Cumbria,Daisy Hughes, second-year English student at Cambridge University,Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent,Joshua Simons, second-year politics student who investigated how much the university spends on catering,Simon Renton, president of the University and College Union and Cambridge University spokesperson have spoken to the Guardian.

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    I am not sure about the wine. But the girl is very pretty.

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      English Rose

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      What ever this girl’s point of view, that is also mine.

      Life is for living. She just reminded.

      Cheers!

      PS: Life is not for endless, petty bickering based on race, caste, religion etc.

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        Your comment is very working class greed with the sunglasses of the fascist.

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    This is a misleading articel. They do sell back most of the wine during summer ball, graduation etc… I went to one of the May Ball and I paid exhorbitan ticke price which covered food and wine. I can vouch the food and wine they served was out of this world.

    Cambridge is an esteemed institution and when they host the Royalties and Politician and donors they do have to maintain their prestige and serve good quality food and drink and also maintian the tradition that goes back to hundreds of years

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      “I went to one of the May Ball and I paid exorbitant ticket price which covered food and wine. I can vouch the food and wine they served was out of this world.” (RajasH)

      In Sri Lanka it is “Mathata thitha”. According to Prof. Mahesan Niranjan, Martians, knowing that the food served at Cambridge Uni are out of this world, come UK to wine and dine when they are tired of eating junk food while on tour to other planets.

      RajasH,
      Were there Martians at Cambridge Uni Party?

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        I did not attend the fancy dress event

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        “”Were there Martians at Cambridge Uni Party?””

        Stag Night Martians are Oxbridge Club which is for small colonies.

        You see, GL and Passa are as good as dead because they drowned while rowing against Cambridge Club ;)

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      “Cambridge is an esteemed institution and when they host the Royalties and Politician and donors they do have to maintain their prestige and serve good quality food and drink and also maintian the tradition that goes back to hundreds of years”

      RajasH, your idea of esteem is different from mine. Getting drunk, royalties, politicians, etc. are a mix I would not call esteem. However, Cambridge an esteemed education institution, a BIG YES.

      English Language has gone to the Bulldogs!

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        Goraka

        getting drunk is your choice of words, not mine.
        What I am saying is that they need to maintain their high standards.

        They do rely on the patronage of the Royalty, and donation from business houses.

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          Goraka stupidity comes from jealousy.

          You want to hit the belly of the students after the tuition fee hike.

          Its the all round development of character that Cambridge produces not just the piece of paper that the student finally gets that outshines men like you who compare dog poo.

          Don’t be a Mullah! Wine was first made by priest so that the masses don’t get hepatitis So they deserve the romantic wine (8-12% Alc).

          Generally everyone in the west has a glass or two with lunch rather the Coco Cola the cocaine that can be used to clean battery wires of the green stuff chromium in no time.

          So when they mature they can drink a Scotch 25%Al or Sherry/Brandy 45% to enjoy a moment in time without disturbing the internal or external ambiance.

          Goraka, try Auto Urine Therapy you will become President SL.

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    The university spokesman has explained it well.
    Catering at dinners and special occasions includes wine.
    This is their culture and is accepted by undergrads – as those who have attended UK universities would know.

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    Good Old Blighty always Merry!!old legends were repeated, new stories were invented and reiterated until they too became legends.

    The land that grew to strength in tragedy like Shakespeare’s plays.

    Elizabeth 1 “The Virgin Queen and Linguist” world power.

    could not have beaten the Spanish Armada to become world power and above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the merry seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Francis Drake.

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    Javi sounds like yet another subservient [Edited out] of the dirty white English trash. Shakespeare and Marlowe were just two people in about 12 million sods at that time.

    Thank the discovery of coal and iron for the industrial revolution that also made the British concur the world and almost made every human being of the planet a slave to the white skinned British trash.

    JP USA

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      “Javi sounds like yet another subservient [Edited out] of the dirty white English trash.”
      Oh so you are afraid of KK and Tea?

      Well that is part of living the American dream (less taxes than UK or Canada) There was Iron Age before industrial revolution see Chola if that makes you happy.

      Look around you at the inventions and sports and they are British- Wright Brothers, The WWW etc so many almost all. Have you ever asked yourself why so??

      You have not understood the meaning of Adam and Eve or the Ramayana; the means don’t matter in love and war- The Americans jailed almost all Japanese Buddhist during WW2 even though some fought for US air force.

      Hey my boy I like to see you write that book and win- if you do I will present you to a malayalee Menon who outshone every Sinhalese and Tamil(JT) at Sinhalese, English and Engineering- the guy was pure poetry and never studied but listened.

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