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Week 113: Inter-University Real Tennis and Gates Gala

Monday was my last day in Australia, so it was time to say farewell to everybody. First, I drove over to Lobethal to take Nana to the bakery for morning tea. We got chatting about what I was planning on doing when I got back to the UK. From there, I drove down into the… Continue reading Week 113: Inter-University Real Tennis and Gates Gala

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Week 110: Mental Health in Academia and Margaret’s ‘Divorce’ Party

The week began as normal; working both in the Gates room and at my department, with the usual lunch at college. On Monday evening, I went out to support Jacqueline in her Graduate Cup tennis match against Raymond. That tournament is a handicapped tournament, and so Jacqueline only needed two points to win any and… Continue reading Week 110: Mental Health in Academia and Margaret’s ‘Divorce’ Party

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Week 70: Burns Night at Trinity and Requiem at King’s

The week started slowly. I was still struggling to get Indy to leave the house; she’d come down with a cold and spent most of the time reading books on the couch. She would venture out for lunches and possibly dinners, but I elected to spend time doing what I would otherwise normally be doing.… Continue reading Week 70: Burns Night at Trinity and Requiem at King’s

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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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