Today is day one of the Third International Volvox Conference in Cambridge, U.K. I arrived yesterday via Chicago, Ottowa, and a bus from Heathrow. Apparently there is a direct flight from Chicago to Heathrow; why I didn’t take that is a mystery. The accommodations at Wychfield are quite comfortable, although many of us have had the usual troubles figuring out English plumbing.
Last night was a pub dinner with half or so of the attendees; I had some very good fish & chips (good, but not as good as Go Fish).
The Michod lab is well represented, though Rick himself is at the Evolutionary Cell Biology meeting at KITP: