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Week 59: Oxford Real Tennis and St Alban’s Signal Box Trips

Workwise, my week was one of the most productive since Orientation. I did a lot of work getting my model implemented into the new code that I was using, which required a bit of maths to reaffirm that I knew exactly what I was doing. But as always, the exciting parts of my week happened… Continue reading Week 59: Oxford Real Tennis and St Alban’s Signal Box Trips

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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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Snowdonia Trip – Day 3: Bounce Below

Storm Brian passed by sunrise, though the rain stayed around for much of the day. The wind was considerably reduced though. Jacqueline and I had breakfast in our hotel; there was a buffet breakfast for those who were staying there. We didn’t delay in getting things ready to head out, we had an exciting activity… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 3: Bounce Below

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Snowdonia Trip – Day 2: Ffestiniog Railway

Our day started waking up in Birmingham, with news stories of Storm Brian heading over Ireland and into Wales. We left before six, checked out of our budget hotel and headed for the train station. When we walked in, we heard a station announcement that the train to Aberystwyth had been cancelled between Birmingham and… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 2: Ffestiniog Railway

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Snowdonia Trip – Day 1: Birmingham

Our planned trip to Wales had arrived. Over the next four days, Jacqueline and I planned to visit Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. I had seen some exciting looking activities there, and we both agreed we should check it our. However, the threat of Storm Brian loomed to spoil our journey with rain and… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 1: Birmingham

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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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