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I never did the whole college scarf and hoody thing...the whole thing just seemed too cringey. Maybe I would have got one if I were at Tit Hall (I only wear black ever).
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I feel this thread applies to me.
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(Original post by Nichrome)
I never did the whole college scarf and hoody thing...the whole thing just seemed too cringey. Maybe I would have got one if I were at Tit Hall (I only wear black ever).
Growing up in SA, I had to be taught that that was cringey. It ruined all my fun :sad:
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The black and white scarf is quite nondescript though.
I think its still a style recognisable as a school/college/sport related scarf. But yes, I agree. I now have a TH college scarf because its a bit less intrusive.
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So... looks like I'm off on a flying visit to France! Thanks so much to everyone who prodded me into doing it! And my DoS is going to pay for it!
I assume you mean your DoS has diverted funds in your direction, rather than personally paying for it. Anyway, yay!
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The university in France invited you for a talk and they aren't even going to pay for it? :lolwut:
ukdragon, if people in Compsci do pay students to talk at their conferences then that will certainly be down to the wealth of your subject area and how well it is funded. Many academics in the Art and Social Sciences (let alone students) do not have that luxury. Try not to rub it in next time :p:
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In other news, I saw the Cambridge guy from the "Young, Bright and on the Right" show as I was leaving a lecture today. Multiple contradicting feelings ensued...
Poor guy
(Original post by lp386)
I just looked at the Chop House menu, and I am reminded why when the economists went and sat down in the Cambridge Chop House as we were going for our end of term meal, I immediately stood up, said "I'm not ****ing paying that" and insisted we leave. We ended up getting pizza
Your loss :dontknow:
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Re: ties. Both the stores stock the exact same polyester/silk ties but Clothier is cheaper.

I'll need to do some investigation on the scarves :holmes:

I'd also like a football & basketball personalised college hoodie - is that possible to get?

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(Original post by Akkuz)
Re: ties. Both the stores stock the exact same polyester/silk ties but Clothier is cheaper.

I'll need to do some investigation on the scarves :holmes:

I'd also like a football & basketball personalised college hoodie - is that possible to get?

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What you're essentially talking about is "stash", and it's up to the society in question whether it offers the garment you're after. For instance, the University Law Society offers hoodies/polo shirts/(casual) rugby shirts, whereas our college's sports teams generally only have tracksuits etc. with their team name. Any stash is ordered through the society - I'd imagine it'd be too expensive to "commission" a design yourself!
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I saw him with friends, obviously a little inebriated, at about 11.30pm today.

What were your contradicting feelings?
Spoiler:
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It's a little patronising to describe. First, I was just surprised (it's not really surprising since we're in the same faculty, but seeing him meant I had to admit to myself that the "documentary" was not satire.) To be serious, I felt simultaneously sad and annoyed. Sad, mostly for his prospects and social life. He made a decision that, at least professionally, will likely have repercussions. Many of his fellow budding conservative politicians, will remember him as someone who lied to them about what the cameras were aiming to film. Trust, good judgment and discretion are important qualities in either law or politics. Not to mention, he portrayed himself as a social pariah. The truth is that what I felt was probably closer to pity, which I know is incredibly patronising.

I felt annoyed, because it was an absolutely preventable scenario and it seems like a boneheaded decision on his part. If that is indicative of his judgment then maybe he shouldn't be allowed into certain positions of influence anyway. Also, I wondered if the show would have any concrete impact on perceptions of Oxbridge. Since I've met few people like that so far, I'm annoyed that the BBC ignored many normal people involved in student politics and went for the cheap thrill of picking out extreme individuals. He seems like a strange, mostly harmless guy, but, I do largely feel that he is responsible for his own actions.

I'm happy to stand corrected.




I just looked at the Chop House menu, and I am reminded why when the economists went and sat down in the Cambridge Chop House as we were going for our end of term meal, I immediately stood up, said "I'm not ****ing paying that" and insisted we leave. We ended up getting pizza
More reason why you should go on a Sunday. I do have more pizza vouchers than I know what to do with so you can have them.

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Poor guy
Why do you say that?
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Why do you say that?
You just answered that.
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New guy here. Hello
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(Original post by Tortious)
What you're essentially talking about is "stash", and it's up to the society in question whether it offers the garment you're after. For instance, the University Law Society offers hoodies/polo shirts/(casual) rugby shirts, whereas our college's sports teams generally only have tracksuits etc. with their team name. Any stash is ordered through the society - I'd imagine it'd be too expensive to "commission" a design yourself!
Yeah I was told we'd be getting basketball Jersey's and football shirts.

Theres also going to be a bulk order of tailored hoodies in Easter term. So maybe I can do it then.

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I HATE general relativity.

It's not got any nicer in the last two years
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I HATE general relativity.

It's not got any nicer in the last two years
Are you doing the part II course on it? I remember it really sucking, I feel your pain
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When do people start to settle into a routine with this workload?
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Within about 3-4 weeks, for me.
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New guy here. Hello
:hello: Welcome to CamChat!
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My masters is really quite different in terms of workload and course layout to anything I've come across before.

We have nothing to do during term time apart from reading textbooks and making notes in our own time, then were set the 4 assignments at the end of term. The deadline for all of them is the same day in mid january.

I sort of like it, because you get a nice mix of doing work and socialising/sport/formals during term time. And then lock yourself in from December to mid Jan :emo:
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(Original post by ratio)
In other news, I saw the Cambridge guy from the "Young, Bright and on the Right" show as I was leaving a lecture today. Multiple contradicting feelings ensued...
I didn't watch that but I hear it didn't portray him well. He's actually a relatively nice guy - I chatted to him a bit in lectures and he was fairly friendly.

As for pretending to be posh or whatever, it's not that uncommon. I know of one guy whose persona could *not* have been from his family because his family were completely normal. I also know of students masking their accents to avoid being teased. On the other end of the scale, one girl I knew originally tried to avoid being thought of as posh. She went back to normal when she realised no one minded whether she was posh or not but it was interesting to see.
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(Original post by gethsemane342)
I didn't watch that but I hear it didn't portray him well. He's actually a relatively nice guy - I chatted to him a bit in lectures and he was fairly friendly.

As for pretending to be posh or whatever, it's not that uncommon. I know of one guy whose persona could *not* have been from his family because his family were completely normal. I also know of students masking their accents to avoid being teased. On the other end of the scale, one girl I knew originally tried to avoid being thought of as posh. She went back to normal when she realised no one minded whether she was posh or not but it was interesting to see.
Screw that, my accent is a pretty good conversation starter
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When do people start to settle into a routine with this workload?
I don't think I ever really did!
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(Original post by gethsemane342)
As for pretending to be posh or whatever, it's not that uncommon. I know of one guy whose persona could *not* have been from his family because his family were completely normal. I also know of students masking their accents to avoid being teased. On the other end of the scale, one girl I knew originally tried to avoid being thought of as posh. She went back to normal when she realised no one minded whether she was posh or not but it was interesting to see.
I occasionally slip into a less posh accent when the situation warrants it. :ninja:
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I still get surprised that people immediately conclude I'm Scottish from my accent, as it doesn't sound that Scottish to me!
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