I've been to two graduation ceremonies so far. The elder daughter had hers at the LSE near the Aldwych in WC2 back in 2007; my son had his in Canterbury Cathedral in 2009.
This year it's the younger daughter's turn at Sheffield Uni (not Hallam). We're booked in to Holiday Inn for a couple of nights and I get to see a bit more of the city than I have before (usually a couple of hours navigating around the one-way system)!
Nice car ride up the M1 in no.1 daughter's car and leisurely train ride back (she's due back at Lord's on Saturday in the Tours Office). This sound a bit like Patricia Routledge in 'Keeping Up Appearances'?
Wonder if young Sean (Bean) will be around in his own neck of the woods?