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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    You old man. :p:

    It is quite nice not having to worry about results. Every so often I remember that I'm starting in two months and get all excited. :awesome:

    That said, you'd think I could find more to pass the time in Berlin than hang around permanently on TSR. Have been attempting to read Crime and Punishment on my Kindle, which is what passes for culturedness with me.
    Lucky you, I do think applying after results can be a great relief. I wouldn't have minded if we still had to do the extra term for Oxford or Cambridge applications.

    Gardening is bloody good fun! I've made a great big vegetable patch and I'm building new paths and walls all around.
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    I'm a big gardener, but my family has just moved to a one bedroom flat in a block of flat that does have a shared garden, but not one I can actually garden in.
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    I have been known to wake up in a cold sweat after realising I haven't watered the tomatoes

    There also seem to be a ton of people selling used textbooks on Amazon marketplace etc (unsurprisingly), so I've been grabbing a few deals, although goodness knows whether I will a) read them or b) actually get my grades and need them
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    The best thing about the reading list is that it's proved to me that my sterling work ethic is still alive and well. "I really want some reading! Oh, here's the list... euuuughhh, reading. I'll do it tomorrow."

    Weirdly, avoiding reading has thrown me into gardening which seems to be a thing amongst Oxford offer holders now? I dug up my potatoes two days ago and have been spending time looking at them admiringly, trying to avoid the inevitable moment when my father says, "Are you going to cook those or what?"
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    The best thing about the reading list is that it's proved to me that my sterling work ethic is still alive and well. "I really want some reading! Oh, here's the list... euuuughhh, reading. I'll do it tomorrow."

    Weirdly, avoiding reading has thrown me into gardening which seems to be a thing amongst Oxford offer holders now? I dug up my potatoes two days ago and have been spending time looking at them admiringly, trying to avoid the inevitable moment when my father says, "Are you going to cook those or what?"
    How much I read depends entirely on the average paragraph length of the book concerned. The one I'm getting through at the moment has ridiculously long paragraphs and my mind tells me "It's not worth the effort". If there were many little paragraphs it would trick me into thinking I was doing less work
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    Did anyone else get a letter from Oxford saying they're going to receive the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship?
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    Absolutely fantastic! Three gardeners have come out of the woodwork after my post. I'm worried that my courgettes will be ready when I'm in France in a few weeks' time.

    I've ordered my books from a little bookshop I once worked for, so they're giving me ludicrously low prices. My ability to read my Tocqueville has plummeted this week, unfortunately. I'll just hammer through the translation over and over.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    Did anyone else get a letter from Oxford saying they're going to receive the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship?
    Apparently only 30 people get it, so I doubt it. Lucky you, though.
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    Ah, it isn't offered for history anyway. I'm not angry or jealous in that case.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    Did anyone else get a letter from Oxford saying they're going to receive the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship?
    "Scholars will be expected to write a report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University"

    Sounds like forced employment to me.
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    How much I read depends entirely on the average paragraph length of the book concerned. The one I'm getting through at the moment has ridiculously long paragraphs and my mind tells me "It's not worth the effort". If there were many little paragraphs it would trick me into thinking I was doing less work
    I have rejected a book called The Two Cities because it's not about two cities... it's a filthy metaphor and metaphors have no place in History >=( ...it also happens to be the longest book on the list, which I'm sure has nothing to do with my dislike I'll probably be regretting my decision to spend my summer watching Harry Potter repeats and reading 1930s detective fiction come October...

    I know what you mean, I discovered at A level that I can easily read huge quantities of short paragraphs and bullet points... Unfortunately, the further I go through, the fewer bullet points appear. One day, I'll write an Irish history textbook with bullet points... one day!
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    (Original post by BJack)
    "Scholars will be expected to write a report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University"

    Sounds like forced employment to me.
    A grand for a report isn't exactly slave labour. Then again, if it does prove to be too much for Noble I'd be happy to take the burden off him. :p:
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    I have rejected a book called The Two Cities because it's not about two cities... it's a filthy metaphor and metaphors have no place in History >=( ...it also happens to be the longest book on the list, which I'm sure has nothing to do with my dislike I'll probably be regretting my decision to spend my summer watching Harry Potter repeats and reading 1930s detective fiction come October...

    I know what you mean, I discovered at A level that I can easily read huge quantities of short paragraphs and bullet points... Unfortunately, the further I go through, the fewer bullet points appear. One day, I'll write an Irish history textbook with bullet points... one day!
    Students everywhere will thank you for being concise :P
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    (Original post by BJack)
    "Scholars will be expected to write a report about their academic and social activities, and achievements at the University"

    Sounds like forced employment to me.
    £1,000 for one report, some journalists/writers would love to get paid that. Seeing how non-science students are writing several essays per fortnight, I think the scientists can cope with one extra one over the year.
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    Completely off-topic:

    I'm already starting to get withdrawal symptoms in advance of the fact that there's nowhere in Oxford to buy new comics. I am seriously considering a monthly day trip to central London to go to Orbital comics (and maybe whilst there visit FP, Gosh, and Comicana as well).
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Completely off-topic:

    I'm already starting to get withdrawal symptoms in advance of the fact that there's nowhere in Oxford to buy new comics. I am seriously considering a monthly day trip to central London to go to Orbital comics (and maybe whilst there visit FP, Gosh, and Comicana as well).
    Do comics have ISBN or ISSNs? If so, pretty sure the Bodleian will be getting a copy. :awesome:
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Completely off-topic:

    I'm already starting to get withdrawal symptoms in advance of the fact that there's nowhere in Oxford to buy new comics. I am seriously considering a monthly day trip to central London to go to Orbital comics (and maybe whilst there visit FP, Gosh, and Comicana as well).
    Oxford really isn't great if you want to get anything other than groceries. At least you can get to London cheaply.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Do comics have ISBN or ISSNs? If so, pretty sure the Bodleian will be getting a copy. :awesome:
    Good question! The issue is less about access to comics, though (ebay ftw), and more about actually going to the comics shop and buying them. For the right person (me), there's a rare joy in being in a decent comics shop and just browsing (and leaving having spent way more than intended).
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Good question! The issue is less about access to comics, though (ebay ftw), and more about actually going to the comics shop and buying them. For the right person (me), there's a rare joy in being in a decent comics shop and just browsing (and leaving having spent way more than intended).
    I guess so. Googling suggests there's a second-hand bookshop that has comics, but it looks like it only has second-hand comics. I'm sure there's a comics society to join, though.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    Did anyone else get a letter from Oxford saying they're going to receive the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship?
    I did
    It was a nice surprise!
 
 
 
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