Cycling · France · Travel

Roubaix Trip – Day 1: Scramble to Roubaix

It was time for yet another trip. Jacqueline and I were headed to northern France for the weekend, for the Paris-Roubaix bike race. On Saturday, I would be riding the final two-thirds of the course, with the professionals racing through on Sunday. But first, we had to get there, from Cambridge. In the morning, I… Continue reading Roubaix Trip – Day 1: Scramble to Roubaix

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Socialising · Teaching

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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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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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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Week 58: Gates Term Trip – Ironbridge Gorge

In terms of work output, this was one of my more productive weeks since Orientation. I finally managed to put together enough motivation and concentration to be productive through most of the week. I discovered that a program called MicrOmegas would work better for what I was doing than a number of others that I… Continue reading Week 58: Gates Term Trip – Ironbridge Gorge

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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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