Christmas · Parent's Visit

Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

My parents returned from their trip around the south-west early on Christmas Eve. They had to return their hire car by 10:30am to avoid being charged for an extra day. They dropped their bags off at my room, and drove out to Newmarket to return the car. Whilst they were walking back, I went out… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

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Parent's Visit

Parent’s Visit, Days 1 and 2: Cambridge

My parents had arrived the night before from Australia, and their experience thus far of England and Cambridge was a disorientated mess of dark streets, the Darwin porter’s lodge and their college room. Now it was time for them to begin exploring. Lacking an alternative communications mechanism, we arranged to meet the old fashioned way:… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 1 and 2: Cambridge

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Cycling · Research · Sport

Week 11: Christmas is Coming

It was a very packed week. At the end of the previous week, I received the referee’s recommendations from the article I had submitted near the beginning of the term to JCAP, the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. They left seven recommendations, ranging from some relatively minor formatting issues to asking for some clarification… Continue reading Week 11: Christmas is Coming

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Cycling · Research · Sport

Week 8: Trinity Formal Hall plus Cycling Again

The week following the US presidential election was weird. At any point, any conversation with any person could spontaneously collapse into commentary on the aftermath of the news from across the Atlantic. Amongst those in Cambridge to whom I spoke, there was unanimous support for Hillary Clinton; if there were any Donald Trump supporters, they… Continue reading Week 8: Trinity Formal Hall plus Cycling Again

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