Conversation Between TurnerE and Sempiternitas
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When I first came to Britain my parents travelled with me, so that I could use most of their allowance for my stuff. Can you parents travel with you? They'll be quite helpful when it comes to lugging things from the airport all the way up to Oxford. Only bring the things you really need. (Books are, needless to say, necessities.) It didn't take me long to realise I didn't need most of the things my parents insisted on my bringing. (Now why on earth would you need blank CD-Rs?)
I'd definitely wait for Royal Holloway. Don't they have to respond before the deadline?
This thread raised so many more questions in my mind than I already had... Sub fusc? Gown? On another thread I was looking at, there was a raging discussion about toasters! The only thing I've really thought through is which books I'm going to bring with me (though I have to pack everything into suitcases, which is a bit inconvenient considering weight limits... )
(sorry for the late reply... i've been a bit scattered these past few days... i guess that's what looming exams do to overly-stressable and overly-procrastinating students... haha)
Yes, I checked and I did apply for something like Classical Studies and Ancient History... I still have yet to hear back from them (the deadline is fast approaching), which is only annoying because it prevents me from firming Oxford. I guess I could just delete the application and then firm Oxford, but that would leave me with only one not very wise choice for insurance...
I actually had a dream the other night that I found a fork in a fountain, but that's all I can remember of it.
The Royal Holloway website says that you'd need qualifications in either Latin or Greek. I suppose you must have applied for Ancient History. Otherwise...you might as well fumble along now that you've got this far!
Sappho and I fished out a spoon and glass from the Wells fountain. You might try your luck; they can very well have thrown some more cutlery in over the course of the year. It seems to be a boarding school habit. (I would know.)
You might find this thread useful. It hasn't occurred to me that I'd need a gown till now. Though, strangely, it mentions absolutely nothing about teddy bears. Outrageous.
Yes,it looked quite nice, and I was very taken with the gothic architecture in their pictures I hope that you don't have to have qualifications in Latin or Greek for Classics, though I can't remember if I applied for Classics or something like Ancient World History...
Glasses and spoons.... hmmm... is there a story behind this?
Royal Holloway is gorgeous! I'd love to go there. Which course are you applying for? I thought you'd need qualifications in Latin and Greek to apply for Classics?
Well, I'm afraid I'm officially going to Greek camp. I've sent my application, and although they haven't definitely accepted me, they say they're pretty sure they're going to. It's a shame that both camps go on at the same time, or else I'd have joined both!
Oh, and look for glasses and spoons in the fountain in Wells. They have a tendency to show up in there...
I get my results sometime in late June, after the 20th... The 18th of August seems very late to me, but it will undoubtedly go by in a flash.
I was much more disappointed about UCL then than I am now. It was quite daft really because they had already told me that they wouldn't give me an offer below a 15 (which is my offer from Oxford), so I couldn't even have put it as an insurance... Now I'm just waiting for Royal Holloway, who I'm hoping will give me a low offer so that I can put them as my insurance.
So, are you officially going to Greek Camp? I can't tempt you over to Latin Camp?
By the way, when do you get your results? We get ours on 18th August (I believe), which wouldn't be long after Greek camp!
I'm sorry about UCL. But then universities are known to make stupid, unreasonable decisions. And hey, who needs UCL when you've already got Oxford!
At this point, I can't even think about learning Latin up to GCSE... I've got too much studying to do for exams to fulfill my conditions! I certainly am hoping for a Latin-Camp-Miracle! And thank you for your offer of help I might have to take you up on it, sometime mid-september probably (knowing my terribly procrastinating ways!)
Oh, I don't think I could say anything so dreadful to Rufus! I might try the "That lovely black jaguar over there would like you talk to me" tactic (appealing to Rufus' romantic side!)