The Dillington Summer School lasts for two weeks and is a veritable miscellany of lectures, visits and activities. All the accommodation is taken and numbers are supplemented by those attending on a daily basis. The comings and goings of the minibuses – usually loaded with tea and cake (as well as people) in the afternoons – adds to the sense of organised excitement. Days are divided so you do one subject in the mornings and then something else in the afternoons. Evenings are given over to some form of entertainment although even then there is sometimes are choice.
The programme for 2012 is already being formed with the Olympics holding centre stage. Not only will it be possible view many of the key events but there will be a course on the history and culture of the modern Olympic movement. But that’s next year. The second week of this year’s programme is in full swing and everyone seems to be having a great time. Let’s hope the weather remains good. It makes all the difference.