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4:26pm on Thursday, 19th January, 2012:



Unlike many people of my acquaintance, when the Costa Concordia ran aground off the coat of the Italian island of Giglio, I actually knew where Giglio was (just south of Elba). The reason I knew was, for a change, nothing to do with games: it was because the school play when I was 10/11 was The Rose and the Ring, in which I played the leading man, Prince Giglio. Consequently, many years later when I saw the name on a map, it stuck.

I wouldn't say that it was a coincidence that a cruise liner ran aground on an island with the same name as a character I played in a play 40 years ago. However, today I came across this piece in the university's official mouthpiece, Wyvern:

That does make it a coincidence.

Our version wasn't a musical one, though, thank goodness...

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