Everyone seems far more interesting than me but here goes! I'm ellie and will hopefully be doing biological natsci next year at Trinity Hall as long as I get myself motivated enough to do some work. I like reading but don't usually have much time to, have just finished The Lovely Bones which is really sad but good, favourite books include His Dark Materials, The Book of the New Sun (Gene Wolf), Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and Lord of the Rings (very predictable choice I know!). I don't like computer games unlike a lot of the people who have posted on here but my brothers are always trying to make me play Halo and other games involving random killing. I'm pretty hopeless at most sports (but played netball and hockey when quite a lot younger) but do occasionally drag myself to the gym (don't particularly like the rowing machines but may be converted into liking rowing once I get to cambridge).
I'm very into lots of music but don't play any instruments, favourite bands include Placebo, the Darkness, Muse, Stereophonics, Incubus, Coldplay, Ash, Faithless, Alanis Morisette, the Hives, Siouxie and the banshees, and lots of others that I can't think of right now. I love going to music festivals (apart from the toilets there), have been to glastonbury the last few years and it really has to be one of the best places in the world (but was devastated not to get a ticket this year after spending all night trying and mananging to get tickets for the rest of my family so they're going without me!). Going to Reading this year instead which seems to have a good line up but I doubt the atmosphere will match Glasto. In terms of hobbies I just seem to spend most of my free time in pubs, going clubbing and to parties and don't really do much constructive, but have been learning sign language for the past year for no particular reason and like to draw and paint when I have time.
I'm very opinionated on most things, am vegetarian and politically I am fairly left. I have very boring brown hair (although it had bright blue streaks in when i went for my cam interview), brown eyes, height is around 5 10 and weigh around 9-9 +half stone but not really sure because there are no scales that work in my house. My school is comprehensive and i'm the only one to have an offer for oxbridge this year wich means quite a lot of pressure, and tend to be either loved or hated by most teachers (have been told several times that I have an 'offhand attitude' and 'hippysish tendencies' which is quite amusing). Anyway I think thats probably it about me, I will probably remember more stuff later.