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Between Heaven and Earth

January 18th, 2004 · 2 Comments

About every month I visit Cambridge for the weekend to see friends and usually play lots of Counterstrike. It’s always a whirlwind visit because I try to meet up with as many people as possible during the two and a half days I’m there; on Saturday I think I overloaded on tea and hot chocolate [...]

Tags: cambridge · oxford


December 16th, 2003 · No Comments

After you’ve lived in Cambridge and Oxford for three years, you begin to appreciate two things. One, they’re really, really small. Two, nothing ever changes in those cities, and doubly so for anything related to the university. There’s a ‘joke’ that goes:
Q: How many college fellows does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: “Change? Are [...]

Tags: cambridge · oxford

Lack of imagination

August 22nd, 2003 · 1 Comment

Once again we are at that special time of year when the GCSE and A-Level results are announced for secondary school students here in the UK. There’s almost no point reading the newspapers since they always run the same stories. If the results for an exam improve, that’s because it’s getting easier. If they get [...]

Tags: cambridge · edu · oxford · politics · science

Bowling in Cambridge

August 18th, 2003 · No Comments

Cambridge Megabowl – likely to be of absolutely no interest to those who don’t live in Cambridge, but it seems like there’ll be a decent bowling alley there in the near future.

Tags: cambridge


July 15th, 2003 · No Comments

Today (one day early) my Cambridge email address was deactivated because I graduated last month. This means that you can no longer contact me via Instead, my new active email address is adrian@(nospam), and my new permanent forwarding address is hon@(nospam) What this means is that if you ever want to contact me in [...]

Tags: adrian · cambridge · meta


June 6th, 2003 · 1 Comment

I received my final results at 4pm today – I got a 2:1 in my course, Anatomy A: Research in Neuroscience. I’m fairly pleased with it. Sure, it’s not a first, but it’s enough to secure my DPhil at Oxford that starts in October.
Out of 21 people, four received firsts, one received a 2:2 and [...]

Tags: adrian · cambridge


May 29th, 2003 · No Comments

Finished exams at 4:30pm today; fate willing, I won’t have any more exams in my life. Didn’t manage to beat my personal record in making it to the pub by 4:33pm since we decided to go one closer to the Backs. Computer died a couple of days ago, which was a bit of hassle – [...]

Tags: adrian · cambridge

Exam Update 1

May 27th, 2003 · No Comments

One down, two to go. My brain is fried, as are my eyes and my writing hand. Should be better by tomorrow though. It turns out that I know more than I thought I did, and that it takes a surprisingly long time to write an essay.

Tags: adrian · cambridge

Near Future

May 26th, 2003 · No Comments

My final exams are beginning in a little over twelve hours from now. There are three 3-hour exams over three consecutive days, from Tuesday to Thursday, each counting for 12.5% of my total mark. The remaining 62.5% is made up from my dissertation (50%) and two extended essays (12.5%), all of which I plan to [...]

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May 18th, 2003 · No Comments

In lieu of any weblog updates, and since I had a craving for some serious procrastination, I’ve uploaded two new collections of photos to my photo gallery. The first and larger collection is from May Week last year, and the second collection is from the Chinese New Year Ball in Cambridge at the start of [...]

Tags: adrian · cambridge · photos