Name of 14 year old girl who did 2 degrees in 2 years Watch

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I don't care too much for money (or intellect)... Money can't buy me love...
But what if buying a diamond ring makes you feel alright?
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I don't care too much for money (or intellect)... Money can't buy me love...
Thats not what they say in Amsterdam....... :eek:
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Note how you never get child prodigies attaining Records in Humanities from a young age. Only maths, Comp Sci and occasionally physics
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Note how you never get child prodigies attaining Records in Humanities from a young age. Only maths, Comp Sci and occasionally physics
Good point.....
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Note how you never get child prodigies attaining Records in Humanities from a young age. Only maths, Comp Sci and occasionally physics
I think that is because there are right and wrong answers in those subjects with methods of working them out that can be learnt. The arts answers however cant be "learnt" but need a discursive ability that is built up over years of work and is difficult to grasp without the basic foundations at a younger age. I think thats why anyway......
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I agree, though I reckon that must also be because of the natural hierarchy that exists in arts subjects. A new theorem in maths could be indisprovable(is that a word?!), though arts professors/elders will surely just invidiously snub any youngster who tries to propose new philosophy/ideology/historeography?

By the way, Joshworkinghard, who/what/why is your picture?
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On a similar note, who was the girl who went to Oxford to do maths when she was 12, completed it in 2 years, and then went to work educating in Africa? Am I thinking of the same girl? (but with wrong details)

I can imagine it must be incredibly rubbish having the university life at such a young age. The great thing about being at university is not the course (not to suggest it's bad or not important!) but the social life and gaining independence - you wouldn't get that if you were so young.
We have a Jewish lad who is doing physics at Worcester, and he's a good number of years younger than anyone here. But as far as I know he never socialises with any of the Worcester students. Which makes me think - what is the point?!
Going to uni early just means you will have to find a job early :confused:
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Going to uni early just means you will have to find a job early :confused:
and work for more of your life, and be a loner for ever, generally; must be miserable being the only member of your peer group with 'big people' though. Does he get picked on because he is young? Also, cant accept he doesn't socialise with anyone - he must have at leaast one friend at Worcester, no?

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I don't think he does. The only time I've ever talked to him was on General Election night. He got a bit uptight after someone big in the Oxford Conservative stormed out when she got into an argument on asylum seekers (unfortunately she was outnumbered by Labour and Lib Dem supports!), and so he told me he was now the 'Conservative representative' in the room .
It was the only thing he said all night!
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Tsshhh, I wrote about her in my general studies exam for the gifted children question only I called her Laura Spence throughout...thats that other girl who got rejected though, isnt it?
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...only I called her Laura Spence throughout...thats that other girl who got rejected though, isnt it?
yes. rejected for medicine in 2000/2001, i think it was..
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yes. rejected for medicine in 2000/2001, i think it was..
Oh well...I keep doing silly things in general studies...I was vaguely aware of a teacher waving his arms at me at the end, but being at the front I didn't notice my whole row had gone without me . Its the silly questions, they just mess up my brain.
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