Photos: First Baptist Church in America (founded by Roger Williams in 1638); Van Wickle Gates (main entrance to Brown; opened twice a year: once inward at Convocation when the new freshman process through them, and once outward at Commencement when the graduating seniors process through them)
In the evening we went for dinner to Andréas, a Greek restaurant on Thayer Street, the little business street that runs through campus – one of the few establishments still there from when I was a student. After that, and some ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s, we took in a film at the Avon Cinema, a classic Art Deco movie theatre opened in 1938. We saw A Brilliant Young Mind. Wonderful film about a socially awkward teenage math prodigy who finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Brought back memories of my days at math camp.