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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Socialising · Sport · Uncategorized

Week 35: Kayaking, Bike Theft and Croquet

What would end up being a hectic week began slowly; the only notable activity beyond work entertaining my Monday was to go out to an Asian noodle bar with Annalise and Jacqueline. The food tasted and smelled like the food courts back in Adelaide, a scent surprisingly rare in the UK. On Tuesday night, I… Continue reading Week 35: Kayaking, Bike Theft and Croquet

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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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Cycling · Research · Sport

Week 33: Day of Research and Cycling to Ely

I received an invitation from 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 · 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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Research · Socialising · Sport

Week 22: Closing the Chapter (hopefully)

Most of my simulations finished on Monday morning, but some took days longer to complete. In the meantime, I tried investigating a point one of the referees had commented on to see if I could reconcile my results with some results from other works. I tried writing a script to plot the results, and when… Continue reading Week 22: Closing the Chapter (hopefully)

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