• The class of 2012

    Testing Times

    Testing Times

    After a break for a couple of weeks, I finally feel I can now look back and attempt to remember what happened in Hilary term. Amid a sea of revision and exams, at the time it seemed to end as soon as it had begun.

  • The class of 2012

    The Calm Before the Storm

    The Calm Before the Storm

    After an intense but very rewarding term, I was able to settle down for a lovely and well deserved Christmas back home. I had mixed feelings about being back in bonnie Scotland, though.
  • The class of 2012

    So Long, Michaelmas

    So Long, Michaelmas

    It’s hard to believe that my first term at Oxford is nearly over — or rather, that a ninth of my degree is done, which is more than a little terrifying. Since my last post I have encountered highs, lows, and an unprecedented quantity of Sanskrit to boot.

  • The class of 2012

    The First Week

    The First Week

    Though the spires in Oxford are best known as ‘dreaming’, I can assure you that those who live and study beneath them seem to work and play very hard indeed.