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    How did this thread transcend into "cricket-talk":eek:...
    ...Back to serious matters, i didn't have a tap in my room, the dining hall was locked up, and there was nothing resembling water in the vending machine and i didnot fancy drinking water out of the taps in the communal bathroom...so its not a joke...i really didn't know where to get water from....

    ....any current LMHers know where one can get a ready supply of water to drink/for their kettle? I drink water from my kitchen, not any ordinary tap, and that is why i'm a bit fussy about these things...i heard that the water in the loow, and probably the taps in the rooms are not drinking water standards...don't know how true this is though.

    dklon, i need your help:eek: DRINKING WATER, and WHERE? :confused:
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    Here's a little story for you. My university in the US, American University, is in DC. My freshman year, there was a huge scandal in the district about lead contamination from pipes. My uni sent an e-mail out saying that they tested the water and it was safe to drink.

    Well, my friend started to go bald that year. Which isn't that surprising since many people experience hair loss in their late teens/early twenties. But most of those people are men, and Nicole is a girl. Huge clumps came out at a time. So she went to the doctor and they ran some tests. The doctor came in and said, "um, Nicole, have you been working around heavy metals?"

    She said no and, needless to say, they figured out that it was indeed the lead from the taps. Soon after my friend's father wrote a letter to the university, AU put filters on all the taps.

    Anyway, I'm not sure why I told this story except it's the only slightly interesting one I can think of pertaining to the potability of university water supplies.

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    I had actually heard the thing about 111 in cricket. I'm not sure why i picked that number except that when I was a small child, I'd go through all my parent's books, open them to page 111 and read that page -- dooming me to a life of nerdom.
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    (Original post by zoraster)
    She said no and, needless to say, they figured out that it was indeed the lead from the taps. Soon after my friend's father wrote a letter to the university, AU put filters on all the taps.
    Thank you; see i wasn't just being paranoid! Just thought that safe drinking water should be more obtainable. One should not have to boil/filter and drink tap awater from the bathroom, or a dodgy one in ones room, if the room people have even has that!
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    (Original post by Phil23)
    Thank you; see i wasn't just being paranoid! Just thought that safe drinking water should be more obtainable. One should not have to boil/filter and drink tap awater from the bathroom, or a dodgy one in ones room, if the room people have even has that!
    I would imagine the one in your room would be perfectly safe. The bathroom one is probably fine too, but there is something unsavory about getting water from a bathroom faucet. The DC thing was just very strange.
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    (Original post by zoraster)
    I would imagine the one in your room would be perfectly safe. The bathroom one is probably fine too, but there is something unsavory about getting water from a bathroom faucet. The DC thing was just very strange.
    didn't have one in my room at the interviews...so i take it many rooms dont have a room supply. As for taking it from the bathroom...that is sort of out of order dont you think? I don't know about you, but i've been brought up being advised and recommended against drinking water from the bathroom.

    Besides how do we KNOW it is safe? I didn't come across any signs saying so, and there is nothing about Drinking water in my Freshers pack...its one of those people take for granted, but is essential for human survival, and well being
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    (Original post by Phil23)
    How did this thread transcend into "cricket-talk":eek:...
    ...Back to serious matters, i didn't have a tap in my room, the dining hall was locked up, and there was nothing resembling water in the vending machine and i didnot fancy drinking water out of the taps in the communal bathroom...so its not a joke...i really didn't know where to get water from....

    ....any current LMHers know where one can get a ready supply of water to drink/for their kettle? I drink water from my kitchen, not any ordinary tap, and that is why i'm a bit fussy about these things...i heard that the water in the loow, and probably the taps in the rooms are not drinking water standards...don't know how true this is though.

    dklon, i need your help:eek: DRINKING WATER, and WHERE? :confused:
    Er, did you try the kitchen? I'm pretty sure there's one on every corridor!
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    (Original post by zoraster)
    Here's a little story for you. My university in the US, American University, is in DC. My freshman year, there was a huge scandal in the district about lead contamination from pipes. My uni sent an e-mail out saying that they tested the water and it was safe to drink.

    Well, my friend started to go bald that year. Which isn't that surprising since many people experience hair loss in their late teens/early twenties. But most of those people are men, and Nicole is a girl. Huge clumps came out at a time. So she went to the doctor and they ran some tests. The doctor came in and said, "um, Nicole, have you been working around heavy metals?"

    She said no and, needless to say, they figured out that it was indeed the lead from the taps. Soon after my friend's father wrote a letter to the university, AU put filters on all the taps.

    Anyway, I'm not sure why I told this story except it's the only slightly interesting one I can think of pertaining to the potability of university water supplies.

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    I had actually heard the thing about 111 in cricket. I'm not sure why i picked that number except that when I was a small child, I'd go through all my parent's books, open them to page 111 and read that page -- dooming me to a life of nerdom.
    lead pipes for an oxide coating quite soon after being put into place, so unless they were scrape-cleaning them that is quite a bizarre occurance...it is possible that the piping wasn't the source....
    someone else on the 111's
    Ohyea, and Phil - your bathroom tap will be the same water as your kitchen mate.
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    That's odd, Biker, because I was told not to use the bathroom water for drinking but can use the kitchen one instead.
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    yep - thats making the assumption that heat gets used more in bathroom taps, so there are more dissolved substances...
    if you run it cold for a few secs first it will be completely fine - just the HSE wanting to appear its doing something...
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    If you're really worried or just really fussy you can always bring bring bottled water with you when you come up or buy it from sainsbury's at oxford. I did so in my first year using about 16 or so each term. You might want more if you drink more water. However I doubt it'll cost more than 10 quid a term.
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    a pack of 6 500 ml Caledonian is 1.59
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    (Original post by bikerx23)
    lead pipes for an oxide coating quite soon after being put into place, so unless they were scrape-cleaning them that is quite a bizarre occurance...it is possible that the piping wasn't the source....
    someone else on the 111's
    Ohyea, and Phil - your bathroom tap will be the same water as your kitchen mate.
    I'm just saying what was in the Washington Post. I'm no expert on it.
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    no - i wasn't questioning, dont worry....just seemed curious to me...
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    erm sorry to interrupt but saw an LMH thread and thought id have a look - at the mo im stuck choosing between applyin to LMH or cambridge (please dont kill me u oxforders) so if ne1 wants to sell LMH to me then go for it....im a bit indecisive- its for english by the way
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    i dont do a good sales pitch, but question and i shall answer...
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    ok heres my ques then -
    1. does it have a gym or is there a gym near u can use (fitness freak alert)
    2. how competitive is it to get into for english
    3. is it fab
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    1.We do have a gym, but it's quite small, ie. just a few rowing machines really and some weights. There are other larger gyms around oxford, the main university sports centre on Iffley road is 20 minutes cycle away. Advantage of LMH that we have large lawns and we are also right next to the university parks allowing for sports to be played quite close by.

    2.Erm, don't do English so have absolutely no idea although I haven't heard anything particularly negative about the course. The application ratios for LMH seem to be lower than for most colleges for English but as usual you shouldn't take too much notice since this only represents people who put that college down as their first choice. It doesn't represent open applications and people who have 2nd interviews at college.

    3.Yes it is fab. People are really cool here. Being slightly more out of Oxford isn't a disadvantage since you can get into the centre of Oxford within 10-20 minutes walk, less on a bike, and the university departments are mostly up near the parks anyway. We tend to have larger grounds than most colleges, so we have great gardens and it's very spacious. We've got a large number of rooms so you are likely to be able to live in college for 3 years (about 1/3 of people have to live out in 2nd year). Right near the parks, great. People here tend to be cool, less likely to meet certain stereotypes at LMH although the likelihood of that is quite low anywhere. You'd have lot of fun here. Pretty laid back college. One reason that we're lying at the bottom of the Norrington table might be because most people here don't actually seem to care about work too much
    Forget any disadvantages you might hear about a college like LMH since they're never a problem. Unless you count wanting to go to an 'old' college.
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    hey everyone I'm Mike and I'm starting at LMH this October reading History and Politics!

    Found out my accomodation is on the first floor in New Old Hall. The pic on LMH website looks alright but does anyone know what the atmosphere and the rooms are like up there?

    Cheers!
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    I believe the rooms there are decent, but don't really know too much about them to be honest. Don't know if the atmosphere there was that great since I didn't go up there that much. Last year it was half 2nd years, half 1st years but I believe that it will be fully 1st years this year (don't quote me on that). Atmosphere on the corridor is totally dependent on the people though, your corridor is what you make it.
 
 
 
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