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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I have a question for current students, I don't drink, is this going to be a problem at Oxford? Is there a drinking culture amongst Freshers?
    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    You and me both. Im a little concerned about this too, but much more about the fact that I have to explain to people that I am a millitant atheist studying Theology. Umm?
    Neither do I! I'm sure it'll be fine, but worst case scenario us three can hang out

    EDIT: not that hanging out with you two makes it a bad scenario! You know what I meant
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    You and me both. Im a little concerned about this too, but much more about the fact that I have to explain to people that I am a millitant atheist studying Theology. Umm?
    How about you explain that to me now in order to get some practise?
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I have a question for current students, I don't drink, is this going to be a problem at Oxford? Is there a drinking culture amongst Freshers?
    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    You and me both. Im a little concerned about this too, but much more about the fact that I have to explain to people that I am a millitant atheist studying Theology. Umm?
    Not drinking isn't a problem. A lot of people will get hideously drunk in freshers week. Lots of them won't have drunk a lot before and will throw up very watery vomit, having failed to appreciate that you can't prevent the effects of drinking too much booze by downing a jug of water in one go, thereby blocking your exit path.

    Don't worry — you won't be the only ones. Being a non-drinker for at least the duration of freshers week is probably very good idea. Studying theology when you're a militant atheist, on the other hand....
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I have a question for current students, I don't drink, is this going to be a problem at Oxford? Is there a drinking culture amongst Freshers?
    This is by no means a perfect answer, but as a drinker I can say that I prefer socially drinking a few pints in a pub than getting ridiculously drunk in a nightclub. In that sense, I think it'd be more than easy for drinkers and non-drinkers to co-socialise seamlessly.

    I certainly wouldn't worry about it!
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Neither do I! I'm sure it'll be fine, but worst case scenario us three can hang out

    EDIT: not that hanging out with you two makes it a bad scenario! You know what I meant
    A very good plan!

    Thanks to everybody for the thoughtful responses I feel a bit better now.
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Neither do I! I'm sure it'll be fine, but worst case scenario us three can hang out

    EDIT: not that hanging out with you two makes it a bad scenario! You know what I meant
    Auuw bless!

    TBH, I see all the gamer stuff in your tag and I kinda think we could probably hang out without too much of the "omg try to be friendly without coming across as weird" talking-to-people-you-have-never-met-before-in-a-crowded-social-setting induced awkwardness which normally turns me into a shivering mess. Not drinking, Child's Play, programming induced temper-tantrums, I think we would have stuff to talk about.

    Now you see what I mean. Trying to be friendly, coming across as creepy.:sad:
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Auuw bless!

    TBH, I see all the gamer stuff in your tag and I kinda think we could probably hang out without too much of the "omg try to be friendly without coming across as weird" talking-to-people-you-have-never-met-before-in-a-crowded-social-setting induced awkwardness which normally turns me into a shivering mess. Not drinking, Child's Play, programming induced temper-tantrums, I think we would have stuff to talk about.

    Now you see what I mean. Trying to be friendly, coming across as creepy.:sad:
    I don't think you're creepy! Talking to people you've never met before can be hard, I have a horrid tendancy to babble and come across a few sandwiches short of a picnic . . .
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    How about you explain that to me now in order to get some practise?
    Yeah, Im Dawkin's personal ninja.
    Know your enemy and all that.
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Auuw bless!

    TBH, I see all the gamer stuff in your tag and I kinda think we could probably hang out without too much of the "omg try to be friendly without coming across as weird" talking-to-people-you-have-never-met-before-in-a-crowded-social-setting induced awkwardness which normally turns me into a shivering mess. Not drinking, Child's Play, programming induced temper-tantrums, I think we would have stuff to talk about.

    Now you see what I mean. Trying to be friendly, coming across as creepy.:sad:
    And atheism and... (from what I saw in the results thread) biscuits!
    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I don't think you're creepy! Talking to people you've never met before can be hard, I have a horrid tendancy to babble and come across a few sandwiches short of a picnic . . .
    See, we're a ready made social group! And we don't need alcohol to ease the social awkwardness... we have the internet!
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Yeah, Im Dawkin's personal ninja.
    Know your enemy and all that.
    Hope he's paying you well. Well he probably did pay the admissions officers well to let you in...
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I don't think you're creepy! Talking to people you've never met before can be hard, I have a horrid tendancy to babble and come across a few sandwiches short of a picnic . . .
    Auw thanks!
    We live miles away from anywhere and my Mum has always been a little...awkward, can't go places with people, so although it sounds stupid, I haven't had a lot of practice when it comes to ease of social interaction. I mean, Im not a complete social 'tard, but I get a little nervous and then I start talking...
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Auw thanks!
    We live miles away from anywhere and my Mum has always been a little...awkward, can't go places with people, so although it sounds stupid, I haven't had a lot of practice when it comes to ease of social interaction. I mean, Im not a complete social 'tard, but I get a little nervous and then I start talking...
    I know what you mean I've been at the same all girls school for the last seven years so seem to have lost the ability to interact with people I don't know/boys especially boys I don't know.
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Hope he's paying you well. Well he probably did pay the admissions officers well to let you in...
    hehehe. No, in all seriousness its the ethics side of it all that Im interested in. Most people are, to some degree, being really immoral most of the time, religious and not-religious, and between the Theology and Philsophy, I want to investigate into whether we can construct a new system of ethics that doesn't suck so bad. In order to build something new, gotta wrap my brain around the old. So even if its all fundamentally *******s, its interesting and useful *******s.
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    Oh arse. Being summoned by the parent. Will quotereply you both when I return.
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    hehehe. No, in all seriousness its the ethics side of it all that Im interested in. Most people are, to some degree, being really immoral most of the time, religious and not-religious, and between the Theology and Philsophy, I want to investigate into whether we can construct a new system of ethics that doesn't suck so bad. In order to build something new, gotta wrap my brain around the old. So even if its all fundamentally *******s, its interesting and useful *******s.
    Oooh you sound like a pretty interesting person

    I've been reading a Philosophy book recently (as recommended by an Oxford philosophy tutor actually) which touches on some of those subjects. But I don't think I want to give up half of my degree to Philosophy and apply for Computer Science + Philosophy joint degree.
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    Sorry, to barge in, but Hello! I am a future fresher as well.

    P.s. Militant Atheism ftw.
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Sorry, to barge in, but Hello! I am a future fresher as well.

    P.s. Militant Atheism ftw.
    Hello, what subject and which college? Also :-) it's nice to meet you
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    Not drinking is not a problem at all. At least half of my year don't, and although they do tend to be the less sociable half, not drinking is not seen as unusual at all. You'll fit in fine.
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Sorry, to barge in, but Hello! I am a future fresher as well.

    P.s. Militant Atheism ftw.
    Yes, I remember you from our Imperial applicants' chat thread days! How's it going? Also, do you not drink, hence quoting us three, or are you just feeling particularly friendly?

    (P.S. Militant atheism ftw indeed, but I believe billieerin23 is a christian, so let's be explicit about something I'm sure we'd all agree is true and say that while it's nice to interact with people of similar (lack of) religion, it's also nice to interact with those of faith )
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    (Original post by LtCommanderData)
    Yes, I remember you from our Imperial applicants' chat thread days! How's it going? Also, do you not drink, hence quoting us three, or are you just feeling particularly friendly?

    (P.S. Militant atheism ftw indeed, but I believe billieerin23 is a christian, so let's be explicit about something I'm sure we'd all agree is true and say that while it's nice to interact with people of similar (lack of) religion, it's also nice to interact with those of faith )
    Yep I'm Christian well done for remembering/stalking me :P and I agree it's nice to talk about things that don't get people riled up like religion . . . How about TV/books?
 
 
 
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