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Week 123: Giraffe Club Cup and Lunar New Year

It was my first week back in Cambridge after nearly a month away in Florence. The bad news was that at the end of my trip away, my computer had stopped working. I took it along to a computer repair shop in Cambridge, but they seemed to think it was unfixable, at least without paying… Continue reading Week 123: Giraffe Club Cup and Lunar New Year

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Socialising · Sport

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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Sport · Travel

Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

The notable feature at the start of the week was attending my first Darwin College Students Association General Meeting. I attended to ensure that the cricket club would get funding for next season, and the meeting needed a quorum of 70(!) students to approve motions including the budget. The meeting was run in a really… Continue reading Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

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Week 103: Champagne League Finals

Aside from the usual routine, the early parts of the week were peppered with Gates Council related activities. On Monday night, we had our regularly scheduled Council meeting. Then on Tuesday, I met with Lily for a good portion of the morning to help her through the code that allocates everybody to their activities at… Continue reading Week 103: Champagne League Finals

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Week 96: Graduate Catered Picnic

Jacqueline and I had only just arrived back into the UK the previous day, but she was already hard at work. The preceeding week had seen the largest series of graduations in Cambridge for the year, and many masters students from the previous year, as well as recently finished PhD students had returned to celebrate.… Continue reading Week 96: Graduate Catered Picnic

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Week 90: A Week of Sport

My calculations continued throughout the week, reaching some rather pleasing conclusions of the calculations I was doing. My focus would now turn to some hopefully illuminating visual plots. After work, Annalise had invited a host of her friends from Gates, department and college to meet up with her for her birthday not-a-birthday dinner. She insisted… Continue reading Week 90: A Week of Sport

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Week 89: Cricket and Magdalene Formal

Jacqueline and I returned from Scotland in the early hours of Wednesday morning. I had been away for almost two weeks, so Wednesday was a day for catching up with everything that had happened while I had been away. This also included washing and tidying up everything that I had used on my travels. In… Continue reading Week 89: Cricket and Magdalene Formal

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Research · Sport

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 83: The cold of Stratford-upon-Avon

The week really began on Wednesday, following on from our trip to the continent over the previous weekend. The daytimes were once again spent working at the Cavendish, building towards a meeting with my supervisor on Friday. I was focussing on printing out a series of plots to show the work that I had done… Continue reading Week 83: The cold of Stratford-upon-Avon

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Week 81: Henry VIII’s Tennis Court

Our trip to Roubaix concluded on Monday morning, and by mid-morning we were already back in the UK. Jacqueline stayed down in London, while I took both our bikes back in to Cambridge, making it in time for lunch. The week then took on a rather ordinary flavour from there, heading into the Cavendish to… Continue reading Week 81: Henry VIII’s Tennis Court

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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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