Hi, I'm Ben - I'm a UKL n00b and i'll be reading NatSci (Physical) at Selwyn in October - so long as I dont botch up my AAA.
I've been sending PM's out to quite a few people on this thread already because it seems like I have some catching up to do with the getting-to-know-Cmbridge-UKL-buddies movement.
I am not brilliantly well read but when I do read I choose books on quite widely varying subject matter - and some just based on the fact that I have heard of them! I figure if its a famous book then there must be something useful I can pick up from it! I dont read much fiction though a few great books of fiction have been known to grab me in the past - His Dark Materials, and Lord of the Rings and OBVIOUSELY the Hitchhikers Guide (glad my geekish tendencies arent too out of place here!). And of course being a PhysNatSci person i like reading theoretical physics books too - it goes without saying!
I play the bass guitar in a band but I'm not all that good, and I like listening to music like Muse, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Cooper Temple Clause, Hope of the States, Sigur Ros, Manic Street Preachers, Moby, etc... I went to Glasto 2003 and also go to quite a lot of gigs in Birmingham and Cardiff (I live in Hereford, roughly the same distance from each - tho we dont have a single decent music venue)
I'm not really into sports but I keep fit in the gym when I can motivate myself to do so. I'll probly start some kind of sport when I get to Cambridge - feel free to recommend one to me!
Hope to hear from y'all soon,