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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Research

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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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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Skiing · Travel

Ski Trip Days 4-5: Last day at Kitzbühel

Our third day in Kitzbühel, and our fourth day on the trip, began much the same as the previous: we ate breakfast in the crowded hostel kitchen, kitted up in our warm, if damp, ski gear, collected some pastry items for lunch from the bakery, and our skis from the ski shop. Indy still wanted… Continue reading Ski Trip Days 4-5: Last day at Kitzbühel

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Skiing · Travel

Ski Trip Day 3: The big slopes of Kitzbühel

Our second day in Kitzbühel began by attempting to get breakfast in the vastly overcrowded hostel kitchen. Everyone was making food to take up on the slopes for the day. We made our own breakfast before dressing up in our snow gear and heading for the slopes. Indy was feeling sick again and opted to… Continue reading Ski Trip Day 3: The big slopes of Kitzbühel

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