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wat do you mean by 'full of rahs'?
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Rahs are supposedly rich or pseudorich snobs who own far too many a pashmina, or rugby shirt (male rah). Rahs are annoying because they're focused way too much on balls, dressing up, and have a superiority complex.
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Rahs are supposedly rich or pseudorich snobs who own far too many a pashmina, or rugby shirt (male rah). Rahs are annoying because they're focused way too much on balls, dressing up, and have a superiority complex.
so, in your opinion, do these kind of people make up Christ Church, Ox?
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so, in your opinion, do these kind of people make up Christ Church, Ox?
There are certainly a fair amount there, yes. A couple of years ago apparently 1/3rd of all ChCh undergraduates had been to Eton. I think it's less now but there is a strong connection with the school. Having said that, though, I know a fair few people from ChCh and they are reasonably normal (by Oxford standards).

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(Original post by jamierwilliams)
so, in your opinion, do these kind of people make up Christ Church, Ox?
I stayed in Christ Church for a week. A few of their students took the piss out of me for being a little 'slow.' But, they did seem bright and I was making a bit of an idiot of myself. The student who I was stayed with was forced by her dad to goto Oxford against her will, which I thought was a bit tragic. (She also got ABC at Alevell, she *really* didn't want to go.)

But yes, Christ Church did seem a bit up itself at times, but some people would thrive in such an environment. You should go have a look now that you've narrowed it down to these few colleges. You'll probably know for sure once you've visited.
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The student who I was stayed with was forced by her dad to goto Oxford against her will, which I thought was a bit tragic. (She also got ABC at Alevell, she *really* didn't want to go.)
Hey what??? Is this possible??? Hmmm, if it is it's certainly very unusual

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Hey what??? Is this possible??? Hmmm, if it is it's certainly very unusual

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Well it seemed to be a "if you don't goto Oxford I'll make you even more miserable than you already are!" kind of arrangement. If you're asking about the grades, it was the access scheme which seemed to manage that one. Anyway, she was deeply unhappy person.
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also, keble college, ox has just caught my eye....it looks very respectable....any thoughs?
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also, keble college, ox has just caught my eye....it looks very respectable....any thoughs?
aka the brick. Personally I thought it was very nice. For me, it was between Worcester and Keble, though I went for Worcester in the end.
Keble has the most undergraduates ( good/bad depending on what you want), has guaranteed 3 year on site accomodation ( I think) and is cetainly very beautiful in my opinion. Are you thinking of going to the open days in June/July? It would be a good idea to go if possible.
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If I was a lawyer, I'd go for the oxford course as you graduate in jurisprudence, which is unique. Check out the courses first before deciding on colleges maybe?
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