For Monday afternoon I have accepted the invitation of my friend and former colleague Dr. Alan Crispin to visit Manchester Metropolitan University. He has left Leeds Met this past summer and has taken a position there.
After lunch in the staff cafeteria, I get to meet several researchers. They are working on a wide variety of technologies, from biological computing systems to neural networks and novel methods of lie/deception detection.
I took a train - they go actually exactly on time - quite impressive! On the way back, Alan accompanies me, and I give him a lift home.