A Table For Three Please - The Rainbow Years
Jeremy Lawley Fell
How did life for a young student differ between the 1960s and the mid-2000s? The author of this book weaves in memories and observations from his own upbringing and London university education with a chronology of his daughter's experience going to Loughborough University in 2005. Changes in expectations, social conventions, language, transport, and of course technology make these contrasting experiences: some in a positive and way and some less so! Both father and daughter had to work for their qualification, and make money in the holidays to support themselves, though the options presented to them were different in scope and variety. Both had their academic ups and downs. While there was less choice in the 1960s, and rather poorer living conditions, certainly for this student, there was also an explosion of culture, fashion and music that made it an exciting time to be young. How does it compare to the millennial experience overall?