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    Hi!

    I have come to a conclusion.

    Since narrowing my choices down to 7 colleges (New, Wadham, Brasenose, Exeter, Keble, Pembroke and Queens) using number of French tutors, prettyness(sp?!), and the various other attributes noted in the alternative prospectus, I have decided to take the following steps.

    1. Write out each of the college names onto small slips of paper
    2. Place each of these slips of paper inside separate balloons
    3. Fill the balloons with water
    4. Tie balloons
    5. Arrange seven friends in a line
    6. Seven friends throw balloons at me from a distance of 15 metres
    7. Those who hit me, causing their balloon to explode, go through to the next round
    8. Competition continues until one competitor remains.
    9. His/her college is the one I apply to

    Measures to ensure that it is a fair test:
    Colleges are distributed randomly, participants taking paper from a hat. I do not get to see who has which college. After the first round when some competitors will (hopefully) not proceed, colleges which are still in contention will be redistributed, thus eliminating the chance of one college being constantly thrown by a "good shot".

    Before I undertake the task, I would like to ensure that I have chosen the right colleges, and that I am not making any grave mistakes! Please post your views!

    Thanks a lot,

    (A soon to be soaking) Dan
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    (Original post by Woostarite)
    If you want to make a more serious decision (although random ways are just as good! ), then why don't you say a bit about yourself and what you want in a college, and I'm sure people could suggest a college that best matches your preferences/personality?
    *Thread hijack in operation*

    I'm applying for Maths
    But I like hanging out with artsy people mostly
    I like football
    I'm Scottish
    I like "socialising"
    I'm from a school with about 140 people in each year
    I like self-catering
    I don't want to go somehere overly-academic (eg. Merton)

    Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by e-unit)
    *Thread hijack in operation*

    I'm applying for Maths
    But I like hanging out with artsy people mostly
    I like football
    I'm Scottish
    I like "socialising"
    I'm from a school with about 140 people in each year
    I like self-catering
    I don't want to go somehere overly-academic (eg. Merton)

    Any suggestions?
    Lol I love how these people think that "I like 'socialising'" somehow rules out some colleges. "Nope, can't go there, they don't like social people!"
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    (Original post by Willa)
    Lol I love how these people think that "I like 'socialising'" somehow rules out some colleges. "Nope, can't go there, they don't like social people!"
    By "socialising" - note the inverted commas - I pretty much meant going out and getting pissed. Which I think is different from being a social person. Maybe I should have been more explicit at first.
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    (Original post by e-unit)
    By "socialising" - note the inverted commas - I pretty much meant going out and getting pissed. Which I think is different from being a social person. Maybe I should have been more explicit at first.
    once again, I re-iterate my point.

    There are no colleges where that doesn't happen at least a little I don't think
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    (Original post by e-unit)
    *Thread hijack in operation*

    I'm applying for Maths
    But I like hanging out with artsy people mostly
    I like football
    I'm Scottish
    I like "socialising"
    I'm from a school with about 140 people in each year
    I like self-catering
    I don't want to go somehere overly-academic (eg. Merton)

    Any suggestions?
    Pem-BROKE. 'Nuff said.
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    (Original post by che_guevara)
    Hi!

    I have come to a conclusion.

    Since narrowing my choices down to 7 colleges (New, Wadham, Brasenose, Exeter, Keble, Pembroke and Queens) using number of French tutors, prettyness(sp?!), and the various other attributes noted in the alternative prospectus, I have decided to take the following steps.

    1. Write out each of the college names onto small slips of paper
    2. Place each of these slips of paper inside separate balloons
    3. Fill the balloons with water
    4. Tie balloons
    5. Arrange seven friends in a line
    6. Seven friends throw balloons at me from a distance of 15 metres
    7. Those who hit me, causing their balloon to explode, go through to the next round
    8. Competition continues until one competitor remains.
    9. His/her college is the one I apply to

    Measures to ensure that it is a fair test:
    Colleges are distributed randomly, participants taking paper from a hat. I do not get to see who has which college. After the first round when some competitors will (hopefully) not proceed, colleges which are still in contention will be redistributed, thus eliminating the chance of one college being constantly thrown by a "good shot".

    Before I undertake the task, I would like to ensure that I have chosen the right colleges, and that I am not making any grave mistakes! Please post your views!

    Thanks a lot,

    (A soon to be soaking) Dan
    Erm, this is the main topic of this thread!
    So, can anyone give their opinions and views?
    (Without hijacking the thread!)

    Cheers
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    I was in fact replying to you, belied by my quoting the other chappy.
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    Shouldn't it be the balloons that don't explode which advance to the next round?

    Sounds good, but it would be even better if you removed Queen's... :p:
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    A method proposed by physicist friend of mine who's currently at Keble... actually, no, he's about 15 minutes walk from me at the moment. You know what I mean.

    Get yourself a map of Oxford, not those A-Z A5 sized ones. A proper giant map of Oxford. Pin point all the places you need to visit on a regular basis, bar, retaurant, Sainsbury's, Tesco, etc. Set yourself an acceptable distance, say half a mile. Use a pair of compasses to draw circles on the map with centres being these places you've picked. (taking ratio into account). If the circles fail to meet, increase your acceptable distance, until some circles eventually intersects. The college closest to the intersection wins. If there was a tie, he also recommanded people to use a random number generator.
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    (Original post by Ardea)
    Shouldn't it be the balloons that don't explode which advance to the next round?

    Sounds good, but it would be even better if you removed Queen's... :p:
    Hmm..maybe it should. That would mean it was a good thing i didnt get wet.... But then again, it makes it more fun for the other people involved if i get wet, so theyll really try and hit me....BUT if they really try and hit me, and then miss, then fate has spoken! EXCELLENT, thank you Ardea!

    One question, why not Queens?!
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    (Original post by Camford)
    A method proposed by physicist friend of mine who's currently at Keble... actually, no, he's about 15 minutes walk from me at the moment. You know what I mean.

    Get yourself a map of Oxford, not those A-Z A5 sized ones. A proper giant map of Oxford. Pin point all the places you need to visit on a regular basis, bar, retaurant, Sainsbury's, Tesco, etc. Set yourself an acceptable distance, say half a mile. Use a pair of compasses to draw circles on the map with centres being these places you've picked. (taking ratio into account). If the circles fail to meet, increase your acceptable distance, until some circles eventually intersects. The college closest to the intersection wins. If there was a tie, he also recommanded people to use a random number generator.
    A tad to Sciencey for me...thanks for the idea though - much appreciated. You never know, someone else might like it!
 
 
 
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