While we were in London last week we managed with great difficulty to get tickets for Photograph 51. It's about the discovery of DNA and the role played by Rosalind Franklin. It was a wonderful play starring Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin. However Tejinder and I had to sit apart as the tickets were sold out and only two were left on opposite sides of the theatre.
Someone in the crowd behind me started talking in a loud voice. He'd recognised a man in the crowd as "the guy who was just knighted wearing a blue jumper" and then they started talking about CMS and I thought 'wait a minute, that guy behind me is talking about my husband". (It was actually only then that I realised my husband was wearing a blue jumper). So I called over to him in the row behind me and said, 'oh - er - heh - you know that guy you're talking about, the one in the blue jumper - well he's my husband' (I mean seriously how weird is it that someone is literally talking behind your back and it is all about you - in this case all about my husband!) - - and so he turned over my way and said 'then you must be Lady Virdee'!
It was really funny. Anyway we all met outside the theater and this guy happened to be a retired theoretical physicist from Oxford. And he was sitting with Rosalind's former student/colleague who is now 92. He introduced us to Rosalind niece who was also at the show!
And whatta show it was!