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Week 78: National Real Tennis Tournament at the Oratory

The rhythm of weekdays in Cambridge had now become so routine that the distinction from one week to another was now barely noticeable. I would usually find an hour somewhere in the day to play some tennis, would spend most of my time at the Cavendish chugging slowly through work, and then stop by college… Continue reading Week 78: National Real Tennis Tournament at the Oratory

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Politics · Sport

Week 77: South Australian Election in London

The highlight of Monday, aside from the regular bit of work in the department and lunch at college, was that it was time for the Orientation Co-Director interviews. As I had served as Co-Director last year, it was time to choose the next year’s position. I was to be sitting on a panel with Emma,… Continue reading Week 77: South Australian Election in London

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Sport · Travel

Week 74: By-election results and a Trip to the Thames Valley

The Social Officer By-Election polls had closed overnight, so the first task of the morning was to check the results and announce the final results publicly. However, when I logged on to the voting server, I was met with the rather unhelpful message: “The ballot was tied, so the Returning Officer will need to re-calculate… Continue reading Week 74: By-election results and a Trip to the Thames Valley

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Sport · Teaching

Week 72: Four Real Tennis Competitons, One Weekend

On Monday, I took my first session of teaching for the year. I was scheduled to take two classes of Scientific Computing, a course for first year physics students (or using the Cambridge parlance, Part IA NatSci). The class was held in the Cockroft Lecture Theatre, in the New Museums site right in the centre… Continue reading Week 72: Four Real Tennis Competitons, One Weekend

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Sport

Week 69: His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Mum and Dad drove Indy and I to the airport early on Monday morning. Everything had been packed up, all my suitcases, my bike and all Indy’s stuff. Indy was coming to visit me in the UK for the next three weeks, a ploy by my parent’s to get her out of the house.The check-in… Continue reading Week 69: His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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Australia · Christmas · Sport · Uncategorized

Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

After an early morning Gates Council meeting on Skype, I spent most of my Monday watching the cricket on television; specifically the Perth Test and the farcical sight of the groundskeepers trying to blow dry the rain-soaked pitch with leaf blowers. Otherwise, it was a mostly relaxing day, even though the rest of the week… Continue reading Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

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Research · Sport · Travel

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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