Sport

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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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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Match Reports · Music

Week 57: Real Tennis vs Middlesex and the Cambridge University Sinfonia

Jacqueline and I returned from Snowdonia late on Monday morning. Owing to a series of train delays, we both returned tired and exhausted. We therefore both spent much of the week relatively easy, now returned to a rhythm of working, eating and, for me, playing a bit of tennis. It was a fairly distracted week,… Continue reading Week 57: Real Tennis vs Middlesex and the Cambridge University Sinfonia

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Week 54: Real Tennis Doubles, Dominica Appeal and Orientation Recovery

The first full week back from Orientation still found me exhausted. I tried as much as I could to get back into a routine, but I found it difficult and ended up oversleeping or napping more than I would have liked. I managed to make my way back into the department for a little bit… Continue reading Week 54: Real Tennis Doubles, Dominica Appeal and Orientation Recovery

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Arrival · Christmas · Conferences · Cycling · Denmark · France · Mallorca · Music · Orientation · Parent's Visit · Politics · Reflections · Research · Scotland · Socialising · Sport · Teaching · Travel · Weekends

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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Orientation · Uncategorized

Orientation Day 4: Returning to Cambridge

For the final time of the trip, my alarm rang rudely early and I forced myself to get out of bed and through the shower. I had had very little sleep from the previous night, but there were still things that needed to be done. I made my way downstairs to find Emma, my fellow… Continue reading Orientation Day 4: Returning to Cambridge

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Orientation

Orientation Day 3: Mountain Biking and Ceilidh

Despite being up quite late the previous night, it was my duty as co-director to, without too much sleep, get up early and ensure that everything was flowing smoothly. I was up before seven, ready to get breakfast and go. There were two optional activities in the morning: Michelle had insisted she lead a zumba… Continue reading Orientation Day 3: Mountain Biking and Ceilidh

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Orientation Day 2: Gorge Scrambling and Kayaking

Despite a late night the previous night where I had been first into bed, the second day began as the first out of bed to help manage the morning chaos. When I got up, Pedro was managing a few people in some morning yoga, a few people had gone off for a morning run, and… Continue reading Orientation Day 2: Gorge Scrambling and Kayaking

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Orientation Day 1: Travel to Ambleside and LfP Workshops

Despite a late night at the Old Meets New Pub Night, it was to be an early start for the first day of the Orientation Trip to Ambleside in the Lake District. I was up at around six o’clock, and Emma and Jacqueline were not too far behind. I had a quick shower, grabbed some… Continue reading Orientation Day 1: Travel to Ambleside and LfP Workshops

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Week 51: Orientation Approaches

It was a week where the Orientation planning really started to build up. I was working for a fair chunk of the week to get the activity allocation algorithm working properly, and by the week’s end, everything was flowing relatively quickly and smoothly. The hiccups arose on Monday, when the hinge of my laptop screen… Continue reading Week 51: Orientation Approaches

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Orientation · Research · Socialising

Week 39: The Disappearing MPhils

It was a week where the summer really shone through. No longer were we trapped in the cool English spring; instead the sun came out and it was worth every minute to be outdoors, stretching into the late and bright evenings. It was also time to begin writing my first year report. Every first year… Continue reading Week 39: The Disappearing MPhils

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Politics · Socialising · Travel

Week 37: Canterbury Term Trip and UK Election

The week started, as my weeks often do these days, rather uneventfully. Aside from a tennis match on Monday morning, I was mostly caught in my now regular routine of working in the department all day, punctuated by lunch in college, and home for dinner and bed. Monday evening was, though, punctuated by an Orientation… Continue reading Week 37: Canterbury Term Trip and UK Election

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Cycling · Politics · Sport

Week 36: UK General Election Debate in Cambridge

On morning of bank holiday Monday, I played a Real Tennis friendly against a guy named Paul, who told me that he was trying to convert from his squash skill to tennis. I played off a slightly lower handicap that I ought to have, and so lost 1-6, 2-6, 3-6. The following days were spent… Continue reading Week 36: UK General Election Debate in Cambridge

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Orientation · Socialising · Sport

Week 34: Cygnets, Homerton Formal, Concerts and Tennis

The first non-work event of the week was the Orientation Committee hand-over. This had been arranged the week before and was an opportunity for some of our committee to meet with the previous year’s to discuss how the whole operation fell into place. It was also a good time for us to ask questions on… Continue reading Week 34: Cygnets, Homerton Formal, Concerts and Tennis

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Orientation · Politics · Research · Socialising

Week 32: Elections and Trinity Hall Formal

The week began with a rejuvenated spirit following my trip to Yorkshire. As per usual, the weekdays were filled with the usual schedule of working, lunch, seminars and dinners, but I was working on producing a calculation rather than reading papers, which spurred me on a little. In particular, I was looking at trying to… Continue reading Week 32: Elections and Trinity Hall Formal

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