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How far do you agree that the lifestyle at Oxbridge not only centres around work - as it should at such an academic place - but is engulfed by it? What im asking is, do people at Oxbridge spend (or a significant proportion) of their time working? What's the social life like? Is everybody the school "nerd", who makes up for what they lack in social-skills/fun-seeking by being incredibly smart?
Would you say it's worth signing up for such intense labour, because the quality of conversation is so much more intelligent than at high school, or because people make the most of their free time?

In short, i'm asking do people at Oxbridge get really drunk and do "outrageous things", because i'm having a hard time imagining the smartest people in the country getting totally wasted on Strongbow!!

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In short, i'm asking do people at Oxbridge get really drunk and do "outrageous things", because i'm having a hard time imagining the smartest people in the country getting totally wasted on Strongbow!!
Yes. Apparently we're intelligent; but that doesn't mean we're abnormal!
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How far do you agree that the lifestyle at Oxbridge not only centres around work - as it should at such an academic place - but is engulfed by it? What im asking is, do people at Oxbridge spend (or a significant proportion) of their time working? What's the social life like? Is everybody the school "nerd", who makes up for what they lack in social-skills/fun-seeking by being incredibly smart?
Would you say it's worth signing up for such intense labour, because the quality of conversation is so much more intelligent than at high school, or because people make the most of their free time?

In short, i'm asking do people at Oxbridge get really drunk and do "outrageous things", because i'm having a hard time imagining the smartest people in the country getting totally wasted on Strongbow!!

Cheers (no pun intended)

The vast majority of private school kids (especially boarding school) get wreck headed all the time, and seen as how about half of the students are from such schools, the answer is a resounding yes.
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I'd imagine it to be more along the lines of "We got totally wasted and went punting" than "We got totally wasted then stayed in the club until 8am."
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I'd imagine it to be more along the lines of "We got totally wasted and went punting" than "We got totally wasted then stayed in the club until 8am."
True. Most of the Cambridge clubs shut at 2 though so the second option is not technically possible. Drunken punting does happen quite a lot though, but I haven't done it yet
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After the boat club dinner last night people got wasted and went swimming in very cold water in the fellow's garden.
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After the boat club dinner last night people got wasted and went swimming in very cold water in the fellow's garden.
Whereas after our boat club dinner people got wasted and came into our staircase at 1am :mad: Had to go down and chuck them out several times. Would have been better if they'd gone in the river.

Is your fellows' garden the one with the really long fishpond, Alex? Or is that the Master's? I can't remember; I was only about 6 when I went there.
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Whereas after our boat club dinner people got wasted and came into our staircase at 1am :mad: Had to go down and chuck them out several times. Would have been better if they'd gone in the river.

Is your fellows' garden the one with the really long fishpond, Alex? Or is that the Master's? I can't remember; I was only about 6 when I went there.
It has a swimming pool, a very old, dirty disused one. This is why everyone in the first boat now has illness. Apparently as part of our 2005 500th anniversary appeal we are getting it done up.
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It has a swimming pool, a very old, dirty disused one. This is why everyone in the first boat now has illness. Apparently as part of our 2005 500th anniversary appeal we are getting it done up.
Hmmm, I definitely remember a fishpond. Must have been the Master's garden. Boatie dinners are the funniest for drunken stories though. Our second boat had to drink 100 sherries between them - bet they were happy in the morning! :eek:

Are you ill too then Alex? There's some bug going round the Clare medics as well, but I don't think it's the same thing.
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