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On 1 in 3

Back in those special years of 2003 to 2007 I was living in the beautiful, sunny St Andrews. Enjoying life at the seaside, taking part in various bizarre and ancient university traditions, and occassionally attending classes, writing essays and generally working my way towards earning my Master of Theology degree.

While hanging out in the aforementioned illustrious institution, there was a fun little statistic that went the rounds. Namely this: 1 in 3 St Andrews graduates marries another St Andrews graduate.

Historic, beautiful and romantic. Obv.



As it happens, amongst my particular group of friends there haven’t actually been all that many marriages. Some, obviously have (one good example would be my lovely friend, and third year flatmate, who got hitched to one of our classmates a mere two and a half months after graduation, and three years later they’re expecting baby number 2), but lots haven’t, choosing to find their spouses from outside the bubble. Which, I suppose boosts the odds of me being one of the one in three a little higher – though I’m a little at a loss to guess who the mystery fella might be.

Anyway, looks like we can chalk up today’s news as another win for Scotland’s first, and seemingly most romantic, university as two of the more famous ex-St Andreans announce upcoming nuptials:

“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya. Prince William has informed The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton’s father. Following the marriage, the couple will live in North Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force.” Courtesy of Clarence House

Well done them. And well done St Andrews for having so much love in the air.

In summary: still wondering whether I’ll be one of the 1 in 3 or one of the 2 in 3.

This entry was published on November 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm. It’s filed under Other and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “On 1 in 3

  1. Parental unit (male) on said:

    The press seem comvinced the wedding will be at St. Paul’s like his mum and dad’s or Westminster Abbey like his granny. Why not Sallie’s chapel, say I? They are entitled to it, and they could probably squeeze a wedding in on a weekday.

  2. You are very sweet, Ellie! This ‘mystery fella’ will be extremely blessed to have you. Hope you are doing well and still loving your job! I enjoy following your adventures. xx

  3. Pingback: On the Royal Wedding | surrounded by clouds

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