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    (Original post by BJack)
    Are you sure?
    That's what I read online, I can't be absolutely certain though. Suppose we'll just have to wait and see, they do have a morning event in college - in the Oscar Wilde room - to listen to the choir, at least.
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    Haha just spent the last 20 minutes making a finances calculator - including daily expenditure/remaining finances per term. I'm rubbish at remembering things so I need a spreadsheet to organise everything. I've never had this much money to deal with
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Congratulations to everyone who got in! And commisserations if you didn't, you can still be proud.



    Yay, Catz! You've got an awesome college waiting for you I can answer any questions if you need it. What subject?
    Haha Thanks . I'm in for Chemistry so really looking forward to it. Actually I do have one question, what do we need to take with us (and what's supplied in rooms)?
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    I thought there were essentially none to very few white tie events at Oxford - or at least for my college all you need as an undergraduate is black tie/subfusc.
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    (Original post by rahyahrah)
    I thought there were essentially none to very few white tie events at Oxford - or at least for my college all you need as an undergraduate is black tie/subfusc.
    There are not many white tie events, but compared to the rest of the UK where most people go through life never having heard of the concept there are loads and loads. :p: You don't need it though, and can perfectly happily go through life without (and rent if you go to a white tie ball).
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Ok, I think you may have a point. But that's just WEIRD. Mertonians fully deserve their abuse. In defence of May Morning, Magdalen does usually hold a white tie ball the night before.
    Magdalen Commemoration (white tie) balls are once every 3 years... This upcoming academic year happens to be one.

    Also Commemoration balls are in 9th week of Trinity.
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    All this black tie/white tie stuff could be rather intimidating I suppose, but as it stands anything and everything relating to Oxford is INCREDIBLY EXCITING at the moment, even all the rubbish paperwork that has to be sent back.
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    All this black tie/white tie stuff could be rather intimidating I suppose, but as it stands anything and everything relating to Oxford is INCREDIBLY EXCITING at the moment, even all the rubbish paperwork that has to be sent back.
    I know what you mean (although I'm a sucker for dressing up fancy at any time); I keep remembering it's all happening in eight weeks and getting all excited. The word 'squee' almost comes to mind. :awesome:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I know what you mean (although I'm a sucker for dressing up fancy at any time); I keep remembering it's all happening in eight weeks and getting all excited. The word 'squee' almost comes to mind. :awesome:
    Oh me too, I'm planning a shopping trip soon to buy lots of nice clothes to wear.
    I'll take the general advice on waiting 'til arrival for sub fuscs, but there's no reason not to buy at least a few nice shirts to take with me!
    It just wouldn't be right to go to a place like Oxford and not at least try to dress well!

    Eight weeks!! Don't say that, you'll give me a heart attack.
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    Oh me too, I'm planning a shopping trip soon to buy lots of nice clothes to wear.
    I'll take the general advice on waiting 'til arrival for sub fuscs, but there's no reason not to buy at least a few nice shirts to take with me!
    It just wouldn't be right to go to a place like Oxford and not at least try to dress well!

    Eight weeks!! Don't say that, you'll give me a heart attack.
    I think I counted it as 45 days last night, though I was half-asleep at the time.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I think I counted it as 45 days last night, though I was half-asleep at the time.
    Squee isn't a word I'd usually use, but...
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    Oh me too, I'm planning a shopping trip soon to buy lots of nice clothes to wear.
    I'll take the general advice on waiting 'til arrival for sub fuscs, but there's no reason not to buy at least a few nice shirts to take with me!
    It just wouldn't be right to go to a place like Oxford and not at least try to dress well!

    Eight weeks!! Don't say that, you'll give me a heart attack.
    The right idea! I'm going to TM Lewin tomorrow to waste (not waste, never!) money on shirts on sale.

    Eight weeks, isn't it between five and six now?
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    The right idea! I'm going to TM Lewin tomorrow to waste (not waste, never!) money on shirts on sale.

    Eight weeks, isn't it between five and six now?
    Six weeks to the day now, it seems.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    The right idea! I'm going to TM Lewin tomorrow to waste (not waste, never!) money on shirts on sale.

    Eight weeks, isn't it between five and six now?
    You can never waste money on a good shirt, it's an investment!
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    You can never waste money on a good shirt, it's an investment!
    Of course, this shirt will get me that super-duper graduate level job in the City come 2014!

    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Six weeks to the day now, it seems.
    Six weeks and six hours, if we're being really anal.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Of course, this shirt will get me that super-duper graduate level job in the City come 2014!
    70% shirt, 30% hard work.

    I'm pretty sure that's how the interview process worked, too....
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    Is it weird that I am nervous. Like really really nervous. In the sense that I keep putting things off
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    (Original post by Comet Andromeda)
    Is it weird that I am nervous. Like really really nervous. In the sense that I keep putting things off
    hey, I felt like that this time last year!

    I didn't know why I was so nervous - almost to the point of thinking I'd made a huge mistake in accepting the place!

    But it got better as it got closer to going, and once I was there it was fine! Didn't really sink in until I was there.

    So don't worry - it just still seems really daunting, I'm sure.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Six weeks and six hours, if we're being really anal.
    You think I can't turn up in Oxford at 2am? :p:
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    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    70% shirt, 30% hard work.

    I'm pretty sure that's how the interview process worked, too....
    Well I looked sublime in both of my interviews, so your theory certainly holds up.
 
 
 
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