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Entries from July 2004


July 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Once again, I’ve neglected my weblog for far too long and unfortunately for the next month or so I won’t be able to post much else either. Predictably, I’ve been very busy, but at least I can say something about it now.
The big news is that I have decided to leave my PhD here at [...]

Tags: adrian · perplexcity

The world sighs

July 14th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Two conversations with intelligent American undergraduates I know:
Them: So how far away is Wales then?
Me: About two or three hours.
Them: Will we get a passport stamp when we go?
Me: Get a what?
Them: A passport stamp. It’s a different country, right?
Me: Well, yes, in a historical sense, but no in any other useful sense.
Them: But I [...]

Tags: silly · usa

The Invasion

July 11th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The light in the sky is different these days, stronger and more persistent. Wind sweeps through the streets and the weather can change faster than a footstep, transforming the air from a muggy heat to a crisp freshness. The almost-transient population of Oxford undergraduates migrated away to warmer climes weeks ago, and now they have [...]

Tags: oxford · silly · usa


July 3rd, 2004 · No Comments

I made the impulse decision this morning to join a couple of friends to see Oleanna down in London. This particular production has been running for a while at the Garrick Theatre now and stars Julia Stiles (Ten Things I Hate About You, Mona Lisa Smile) and Aaron Eckhart (Possession, Paycheck), the former of whom [...]

Tags: review · theatre