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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Cycling · Research · Sport

Week 33: Day of Research and Cycling to Ely

I received an invitation fromĀ Matt Lemming to his house for a dinner party with several other Gates Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Given time after work, I rode down to his house on the other side of town, where he had prepared a wholesome meal of curry. We sat around and discussed many a topic; at… Continue reading Week 33: Day of Research and Cycling to Ely

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Cycling · Orientation · Sport

Week 30: Real Tennis

Aside from Easter Monday, this was a pretty ordinary and uneventful week. Each day would involve riding into the department, working, having lunch, working some more, going home for dinner and relaxing through the evening. That isn’t to say nothing interesting happened. On Tuesday, I went with Jacqueline to see another potential house for next… Continue reading Week 30: Real Tennis

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Cycling · Performing Arts · Travel

Week 29: East End Musicals and Medieval Jousting

The week began with what is now a familiar practice; riding my bikes to the mechanic to have a broken spoke replaced. This was one I had predicted; for various reasons I had locked by bike with a D-lock placing some strain on one of the spokes, and when I was approaching London the previous… Continue reading Week 29: East End Musicals and Medieval Jousting

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Cycling · Performing Arts · Sport

Week 28: Riding to London and an American in Paris

The week started again as usual, heading into the department, coming home again and so on. I thought it was going to be a rather inconsequential and uneventful week. As it turns out, on Tuesday afternoon, I ate a seemingly inconspicuous lamb and mushroom pie for lunch, but afterwards I started to feel unwell. At… Continue reading Week 28: Riding to London and an American in Paris

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Cycling · Orientation · Weekends

Week 27: Traditional Birthday Punting

We had arrived back in Cambridge from Bulgaria very late, one of the last trains out from Stansted Airport. After a whirlwind adventure through Bulgaria, it was time to get things back on track and to some relative sense of normalcy. On the first day back, being a Wednesday, work resumed with the regular weekly… Continue reading Week 27: Traditional Birthday Punting

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