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    (Original post by Nag o ma Scylla)
    That's the thing, I was pretty sure you'd have longer terms at the foundations but I wasn't sure about elsewhere. I'll hopefully be at Queen's which I know has quite a busy choir, but I don't know whether that will mean we have to stay longer.

    Also, a bit of a weird question, are choral scholars counted as scholars, i. e. do they wear scholars' gowns?
    I don't know about Queen's. Along with Merton it's pretty much the highest-profile mixed chapel choir in Oxford so it is feasible that you'll need to stick around, but I really don't know. One of our clerks here is a postgrad who did his degree at Queen's, so I could ask him. But yes, you will get a scholar's gown - enjoy it! For the first two terms I have been one of only 3 in my year to have one, but now the lawyers have done Mods and most of the first year have Prelims at the end of this term I won't be able to enjoy it for much longer...

    Although it does amaze me that many people only wear their gowns once or twice a term at Magdalen, if that. We have to wear ours every day for rehearsals...
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I'm fairly sure they do, although I can't remember where I got that impression. I have a feeling that getting a nicer gown will play a much bigger role than any career-related considerations when it comes to revising for first-year exams for me. :p:
    Scholars' gowns are brilliant; I completely loved mine. It's the quickest way to get through Oxford on a Saturday afternoon; swish through in a scholars' gown and the tourists stand back to take pictures.

    Incidentally does anyone want a free commoners' gown? My OH found his a while back, and he doesn't want it any more. It's a Shepherd & Woodward 32" - I don't understand how they size gowns but my OH is about 5'11" ish.

    It's in good condition and will look fine once I've ironed it - not really worn much as he didn't really go in for Formal Hall. I'd drop it off at your College before 0th Week Michaelmas. Let me know if you'd like it!
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    Just been for a long weekend in Oxford and it was lovely Had a chance to explore parks/museums etc- it's reassuring to know just how much greenery there is in the centre (well, at least for a country dullard like me who applied to a college with more car parking than gardens). The Ashmolean is fantastic and I by no means saw all of it

    Thought I'd include a pic as evidence

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    (Original post by Festina lente)
    Scholars' gowns are brilliant; I completely loved mine. It's the quickest way to get through Oxford on a Saturday afternoon; swish through in a scholars' gown and the tourists stand back to take pictures.

    Incidentally does anyone want a free commoners' gown? My OH found his a while back, and he doesn't want it any more. It's a Shepherd & Woodward 32" - I don't understand how they size gowns but my OH is about 5'11" ish.

    It's in good condition and will look fine once I've ironed it - not really worn much as he didn't really go in for Formal Hall. I'd drop it off at your College before 0th Week Michaelmas. Let me know if you'd like it!
    Is it free!? I'll have it if no one else has asked...
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    (Original post by RupertTheBear)
    Is it free!? I'll have it if no one else has asked...
    No one else has, and you are welcome to it, OH has no use for it having graduated and wants me to give it away to a new owner If you pm me with your College and name, I will drop it off nearer to the time, I live near Oxford and go there quite often.
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    (Original post by Festina lente)
    No one else has, and you are welcome to it, OH has no use for it having graduated and wants me to give it away to a new owner If you pm me with your College and name, I will drop it off nearer to the time, I live near Oxford and go there quite often.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by gandhistoto)
    Hi there, I got an offer from Hertford too

    Feels good to see someone whom I'm going to meet here haha

    Same here, I haven't got anything from Hertford yet :/

    You're taking archaeology and anthropology rite? That's so cool. I used to always want to be an archaelogist, can explore lots of exotic places haha.
    Hey,

    yeah I know! i don't know anyone at Hertford because i originally applied to keble, so I know a few people on my course, but no one in my college. So glad i got into hertford though, (no offence to any Keble people out there!) just more my type of college. i hadn't even looked round there before I applied

    Yup Archaeology and Anthropology, which i cannot wait to start studying, and the travelling made me decide to study it just a teensy bit too What's your subject/s?
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    (Original post by FamousFourTops)
    Hey, sorry to randomly quote you like this, but are you doing Arch and Anth next year? If so, you're the first person I've found on here who is This makes me happy.
    It's fine...

    Yes I am!! And also ditto Which college are you going to? And whichever it is, was it it your first choice?

    Ahhh, sorry - St Hugh's? My insurance is UCL too.
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Hey,

    yeah I know! i don't know anyone at Hertford because i originally applied to keble, so I know a few people on my course, but no one in my college. So glad i got into hertford though, (no offence to any Keble people out there!) just more my type of college. i hadn't even looked round there before I applied

    Yup Archaeology and Anthropology, which i cannot wait to start studying, and the travelling made me decide to study it just a teensy bit too What's your subject/s?
    Haha but it's okay right, since you will know the people at Hertford later anyway. It may be even better because you get to know more people

    Mine's physics, same as soutioirsim. Although I'm not sure I can survive just Physics and Maths for 4 years. At first I thought I can take modules unrelated to Phys as well. But oh well, at least I can come for other lectures. Although Oxford's website says I would not have time to do that :/
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    (Original post by Lucius)
    Just been for a long weekend in Oxford and it was lovely Had a chance to explore parks/museums etc- it's reassuring to know just how much greenery there is in the centre (well, at least for a country dullard like me who applied to a college with more car parking than gardens). The Ashmolean is fantastic and I by no means saw all of it

    Thought I'd include a pic as evidence

    Wow, what a nice picture you have ther!
    Ngeh, I'm dying to go to Oxford already
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    (Original post by FamousFourTops)
    Wahey!! There are so few of us Yeah, I'm St Hugh's; It was my first choice (although it was assigned because I did an open application) How about you?
    Is your UCL offer for arch and anth, or just anth then?
    I know right! isn't it like 25 over all! Ha. defo the best subject though
    Oh right, cool - we didn't really have much choice anyway I applied to Keble first because it was big and I only managed to look round Keble and St Hugh's on the open day tbh. Think I was glad i got into hertford though - interview went muuuch better and felt more comfortable - suppose that's probably why I got in there instead. Loads of people interviewed at Keble got in though - just some at other colleges as well.

    You'll have Prof Mitchell then? Did he interview you? What was he like? I got thrown into his office on the open day by myself because the girl showing me round thought I should speak to him. didn't have any questions at all. Kept asking him stuff I already knew so I didn't look stupid!! Very interesting experience

    Arch and Anth from UCL as well. I might be risking it by saying this, but I realllly liked UCL and found it hard to choose... but I suppose Oxford was always going to win really wasn't it? Are you just Anth at UCL then?
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    (Original post by gandhistoto)
    Haha but it's okay right, since you will know the people at Hertford later anyway. It may be even better because you get to know more people

    Mine's physics, same as soutioirsim. Although I'm not sure I can survive just Physics and Maths for 4 years. At first I thought I can take modules unrelated to Phys as well. But oh well, at least I can come for other lectures. Although Oxford's website says I would not have time to do that :/
    Yeaah - not too worried tbh. Be nice to meet new people

    Ahhh physics!! Don't envy you, sorry. I definitely wouldn't have got into Oxford if I'd applied for that But I suppose you must love it, and someone has to. You'll be fine for four years - just join one of the outrageous societies or something. At least people know what yours is. Everyone just raises their yebrows when I tell them what I'm doing at uni. then they either ask me what it is, already know what it is (quite rare), or pretend they know what it is - quite interesting experience. the best one was when someone thought I was going to study insects.

    Advantages of being an Arts student though - only four lectures a week I think - might be able to squeeze in another lecture somewhere
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Yeaah - not too worried tbh. Be nice to meet new people

    Ahhh physics!! Don't envy you, sorry. I definitely wouldn't have got into Oxford if I'd applied for that But I suppose you must love it, and someone has to. You'll be fine for four years - just join one of the outrageous societies or something. At least people know what yours is. Everyone just raises their yebrows when I tell them what I'm doing at uni. then they either ask me what it is, already know what it is (quite rare), or pretend they know what it is - quite interesting experience. the best one was when someone thought I was going to study insects.

    Advantages of being an Arts student though - only four lectures a week I think - might be able to squeeze in another lecture somewhere
    I would not use the word love i guess. In fact I applied Physics just because in college my Physics portfolio is the strongest among other subjects haha. They do know what Physics is, but they always give me the 'Why Physics?' face every time I tell them.
    LOL. And here I thought Archaeology is a common term. Searching for artifacts in exotic places like Egypt or South America is so cool. I might just crash some lectures on Arch and Anth if I have the time.

    Do science students have more lectures? That sucks >.>

    Do you mind telling me what questions did the interviewer ask you for Arch n Anth?
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    (Original post by gandhistoto)
    I would not use the word love i guess. In fact I applied Physics just because in college my Physics portfolio is the strongest among other subjects haha. They do know what Physics is, but they always give me the 'Why Physics?' face every time I tell them.
    LOL. And here I thought Archaeology is a common term. Searching for artifacts in exotic places like Egypt or South America is so cool. I might just crash some lectures on Arch and Anth if I have the time.

    Do science students have more lectures? That sucks >.>

    Do you mind telling me what questions did the interviewer ask you for Arch n Anth?
    Yeaah most people do know what archaeology is, they think I'm going to be Indianna Jones though! Although, some people are still convinced I'm going to study dinosaurs! it's the anthropology that always baffles people fair enough though, it's not the most frequent topic of conversation, lol.

    Well that's just what I've heard that the sciences have more contact time - labs and stuff. Look in an alternative prospectus i think the OUSU one has 'a day in the life of - A Science/Arts student' or something like that - that's where I got it from. Well, that and my friends in general who are going to do science at uni and look horrified when I mention the concept of four lectures!

    Errr yeah, it was mainly talking about artefacts on a big table infront of me. I rambled on about a handaxe for a while, and they asked me why i thought it was symmetrical? Also got asked to define humanity (not easy I'm telling you) Also to define ritual (also pretty tricky) oh and 'what is the point in archaeology? Is it actually useful at all?' Whatever I said to that one seemed to be wrong - my interviewer always had a counter argument, she was so intense!
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Yeaah most people do know what archaeology is, they think I'm going to be Indianna Jones though! Although, some people are still convinced I'm going to study dinosaurs! it's the anthropology that always baffles people fair enough though, it's not the most frequent topic of conversation, lol.

    Well that's just what I've heard that the sciences have more contact time - labs and stuff. Look in an alternative prospectus i think the OUSU one has 'a day in the life of - A Science/Arts student' or something like that - that's where I got it from. Well, that and my friends in general who are going to do science at uni and look horrified when I mention the concept of four lectures!

    Errr yeah, it was mainly talking about artefacts on a big table infront of me. I rambled on about a handaxe for a while, and they asked me why i thought it was symmetrical? Also got asked to define humanity (not easy I'm telling you) Also to define ritual (also pretty tricky) oh and 'what is the point in archaeology? Is it actually useful at all?' Whatever I said to that one seemed to be wrong - my interviewer always had a counter argument, she was so intense!
    To be Indianna Jones is a manly way to be an archaeologist after all haha. Anthropology is quite cool as well, although I would prefer psychology

    Hmm yea, apparently the schedule every week is quite horrifying, but hey, at least I don't have to write those nasty 2000-words essays every week.

    That's a pretty interesting interview! Although I'm sure I would have flunked those kind of interviews. Great job on passing them
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    (Original post by gandhistoto)
    To be Indianna Jones is a manly way to be an archaeologist after all haha. Anthropology is quite cool as well, although I would prefer psychology

    Hmm yea, apparently the schedule every week is quite horrifying, but hey, at least I don't have to write those nasty 2000-words essays every week.

    That's a pretty interesting interview! Although I'm sure I would have flunked those kind of interviews. Great job on passing them
    Taaa, I was kind of shocked to be honest. I had no idea if what I was saying was remotely good or not. I bet if you told be about physics questions i would have no idea whatsoever what they even meant though, so its all dandy
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Taaa, I was kind of shocked to be honest. I had no idea if what I was saying was remotely good or not. I bet if you told be about physics questions i would have no idea whatsoever what they even meant though, so its all dandy
    haha but apparently, those stuff u say were good, if not excellent. you would understand what they meant if you have taken physics before, even gcse physics. although answering them would be another matter entirely
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    Got an email from Hertford (Finally!)
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Got an email from Hertford (Finally!)
    Hey, what did it say?
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    I see all these AAA offers, i thought they would ask for 3 A*'s ????
 
 
 
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