On Saturday, 18 November 1967, sterling was devalued by 14% from $2.80 to $2.40. Although rumours of impending devaluation had been widespread in the press, including in Europe and the United States, the announcement by the Labour government headed by Harold Wilson administered a severe shock to international confidence and to domestic opinion in the UK.
We weren't long arrived in Brugge when a trip was organised to the Assises Nationales (Ard-Fheis) of the Gaullist party in Lille. This was the French town in which de Gaulle had been born and it was only an hour's drive from Brugge.
The linguistic requirement for studying in the College of Europe, which operated in two languages - English and French, was to be fluent in one and have a working knowledge of the other.
My 1964 guidebook tells me that the Procession of the Holy Blood takes place in Brugge every year on the first Monday following the 2nd of May. Wikipedia tells me it takes place on Ascension Day. Perhaps one is wrong or the day has changed since my time.