After a great visit to Warrick Castle on Saturday, it was time for the entire Alabama group to head right back up on Monday to a nearby town called Stratford-upon-Avon: which is the home of good 'ole Bill Shakespeare. On arrival, we were released to explore the town, which was very quaint and pretty neat. I got to see Shakespeare's grave and the church that he went to, as well as one of the first bibles printed with the use of a printing press. We also walked over and took a look at William's birthplace. After wandering around and taking in as much as we could, we decided to eat dinner at the Dirty Duck (I kid you not... one of the favorite stops of the actors in town apparently) where I had some delicious lasagna. After dinner, it was time to see a play! I had pretty good seats for a great performance of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors". I had absolutely no idea what was going on for about 45 minutes, but when I finally got used to a ridiculous Scottish accent and the general plot, it was very funny and quite good! Throughout the rest of the week, I did a great deal of reading for my classes with a little exercising in the "gardens" (more like playing fields) behind the college. To cap off the week, we had a guest lecturer and a formal dinner tonight. The lecture was great and the dinner was greater. It was a four-course meal and it made everyone feel very important since we were all dressed up. Our teachers were all given robe-like things to wear and we had to rise from our seats when they entered (the formal English traditions can seem a little ridiculous from time to time... but overall it was pretty fun). Now, I'm looking forward to a fun weekend!