Croquet in the city
The Cambridge Society of Luxembourg organised a croquet event, inviting new students starting at Cambridge.
Back by popular demand in Luxembourg was “croquet in the city”!
And on this occasion, Cambridge alumni were joined by soon-to-be Freshers for a pleasantly warm late-September Sunday afternoon game of croquet.
Following calls to hold a croquet sequel this year, permission was obtained from the mayor's office for a band of croqueteers to gather on the lawns of Parc Pescatore.
Gently punted along by the chimes of the gothic chapel and dancing fountains framing the lawn, and with the melodic clink of champagne flutes, a charming game of croquet was played with interventions from the young, very young and slightly older alike. The rules were of course recapped for the novices, and to ensure that our Freshers were well-prepared for future games of croquet on the lawns of the University.
Between croquet rounds and the subsequent dinner, the event offered our soon-to-be Freshers the opportunity to discuss with alumni various topics about life as a Cambridge undergraduate: from college & academic life, to the various sporting societies & interest groups, to the mutual support that can be expected between fellow students.
Special thanks goes out to the Dedenbach family for bringing along the croquet gear, and to John Speed for bringing the Champers.