I find even the idea of taking on two triposes at once crazy, which makes me quite glad I don't think it is possible, either officially or in terms of finding enough time in the day. I think it's important to know just what's involved in MML -- I definitely don't think I'd call it 'workload-light' (I appreciate you aren't either), and I'm not sure I'd call any Tripos that. It might be worth thinking about what it is in particular about MML you're interested in, talking to other students in your college doing MML, and seeing if there's anything you could do outside of your degree. Language courses at the language centre might not be appropriate, I don't know, but it's a possible. Or language exchanges. You could maybe try out some of the literature any MMLers in your college are doing (just don't stress them out with it!), or go to lectures for one particular paper, which would then slot into your timetable easier. I think linguistics lectures are probably the most approachable and cohesive without doing any preparatory reading (in my experience at least, but mileage may vary).
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Thanks a lot for your replies guys. Some of them are really helpful. To expand a bit on my original post, I did not intend to switch subjects, I still quite enjoy mine. Canned Door, studying language on a "Tripos level" simply appeals to me and the curriculum has topics that interest me quite a lot (mainly literature, as opposed to learning a language - for that reason, the Language Centre Courses are not particularly well suited.) I'll give the linguistics lectures a go, though, and will perhaps ask our MML DoS regarding further opportunities to study a language.
Crazy emz, your suggestion to take part on language exchanges is quite interesting. Do you mean trips to a given country (as 3rd-year MML sudents do) or university events where people meet and talk in a foreign language? Is it possible for non-MML students to take part?
Mr Z - supervisions are indeed quite unlikely. I've heard of a student at John's who received supervisions outside of his subject area (though related), but (fortunately) I'm not at John's and I doubt my college would be able to pay for me.
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