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04 July, 2012
Two anniversaries today. As for the more recent, it is 150 years ago that Charles Dodgson, a mathematics don at Oxford, together with a friend, took the three daughters of Dean Liddel for a boating trip (they'd probably be asked to sign the sex offenders register today). Over tea on the riverbank Dodgson invented and told a magical story which he undertook to write out for Alice, one of the girls, and published using his nom de plume Lewis Carroll.
And thus was born the European Union Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.