Paul Rigge and James Hawkins entertained a group of around 80 physicists from the University of Manchester on 24th July.
This was a repeat of last year’s golf croquet awayday for the research department. Three short lawns were laid out at the Chancellors Hotel in Manchester, players were kept busy for about five hours and the practiced hands didn’t break any mallets! This year, some of the keenest players ventured towards association croquet (or a hybrid garden version of it), with a resolution to head to Bowdon for more competitive play.
After two years, this event seems to be a regular fixture in the Physics Department calendar. The venue is scheduled for redevelopment over the winter, so a new location is being sought for 2020.