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Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

On Monday morning, I found myself in a guesthouse in the southern suburbs of Edinburgh. I was going to be there for the next five days as part of the Higgs School of Theoretical Physics, a summer school for PhD students hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The organisers had arranged for accommodation for all… Continue reading Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

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Week 84: Day of Research, and visitors from Australia

Tuesday was the first day of May, which, after months of waiting, finally brought with it the proper start of the cricket season in Cambridge. After four months of training in the indoor nets at Fenner’s, the evening promised the first play outdoors on a grass pitch of the year. However, this wasn’t with the… Continue reading Week 84: Day of Research, and visitors from Australia

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Week 73: Gates Annual Lecture 2018

The week began with a series of Gates related events. This week, Sarah Hendriks, the Director of Gender Equality at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was in Cambridge to deliver the Gates Cambridge Annual Lecture. Despite the same name, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Gates Cambridge Trust are two separate entities.… Continue reading Week 73: Gates Annual Lecture 2018

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Week 62: Last Week in Cambridge (for 2017)

My first task on Monday morning was to head to the GSCR to meet with Olly, the outgoing Gates Council treasurer. I had recently been elected as the new Gates Council treasurer for 2018, and he needed to give me a crash course in the processes behind making payments and managing the Gates Council budget.… Continue reading Week 62: Last Week in Cambridge (for 2017)

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2016-17: Year in Review

The conclusion of the Orientation trip to the Lake District brings with it a moment for reflection and contemplation. For one, it is the culmination of months of work on a massive project which now leaves space to focus on new tasks. For another, it marks twelve months since I moved to Cambridge from Australia,… Continue reading 2016-17: Year in Review

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