Why such a rush?

We spin the globe too quickly these days. Can it still be considered ironic that, in the modern world of instant gratification, we're still frantically thrashing around in a hurried rush to see out every errand? Getting from A to B is now instantaneous; we have cars in our drives and roads which connect us... Continue Reading →

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Pokémon on the Big Screen

Continuing into reading week, and Monday has been an absolute gem of a day. The morning saw a return to running, and a return to form with a solid amount of miles logged without my quad injury coming back to bite. Later on in the day, once the frost had cleared, I managed a really... Continue Reading →

Bonfire Night in Oxford

Nights up in Oxford never fail to deliver. Last year, the brief journey along the A40 to reach the modern and snazzy campus of Oxford Brookes University would always result in a thoroughly enjoyable night with Matthew and his mates. University life at Brookes is a world away from the atmosphere within SOAS and London;... Continue Reading →

Grinding to a Halt

One week to get through to see out the first quarter of the year. I wanted to end strongly, with all of my work completed so that I could spend reading week recharging my batteries. Despite the obstacles, we've made a productive start to one horrifically challenging year. I know how much work is required... Continue Reading →

Eyes on the Prize

"We are now going to do some 'micro-reading'" Kelly-Sensei announced as she distributed this week's Japanese reading class text. "Oh please Lord no more" I thought as traumatic flashbacks of Lagrange multipliers immediately infiltrated my mind. I reached the end of last week with the conclusion that I needed to seriously up my game. Heading... Continue Reading →

Maths, again

The term continues, and so does the strive to achieve that breakthrough week while the workload piles up. Last week's mathematical breakthrough felt at the time like I had managed to put one foot in the door, but now it's more like managing just one finger, and only by trapping it. In many ways this... Continue Reading →

難しいスタート

新学年の開始は、想像していたより大変でした。学部二年生として三週目に入って、前の二週間を振り返るともうすでにいろいろある一年間になっているそうです。

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