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    What do you do in matriculation dinner? Do you have to drink wine from like a cows horn? I read up somewhere that you have to do something like that
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    What do you do in matriculation dinner? Do you have to drink wine from like a cows horn? I read up somewhere that you have to do something like that
    Eat a meal with your DoS and your coursemates. That's about it I think, maybe a drinks reception beforehand.
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    Eat a meal with your DoS and your coursemates. That's about it I think, maybe a drinks reception beforehand.
    How do you take part in university challenge? Is there a club to join?
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    How do you take part in university challenge? Is there a club to join?
    I think there are usually trials at some point if the college are going to enter. I'm not sure really...
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    What do you do in matriculation dinner? Do you have to drink wine from like a cows horn? I read up somewhere that you have to do something like that
    Haha noo

    Some drinking societies might have that in their initiation though :erm:

    But again, all you do is have a meal with your DoS and coursemates.

    It'll be very strange, but how strange it is depends on your college I suppose. I don't think I'll ever forget mine and the first time I heard the gong and the grace, we all just looked at each other like 'what on earth is going on?' :lol:
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    What do you do in matriculation dinner? Do you have to drink wine from like a cows horn? I read up somewhere that you have to do something like that
    There was a horn at the Homerton matriculation dinner when I was there - we were told it was usually passed around everyone but in my matriculation year (2009) they didn't pass it around the hall due to swine flu.
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    (Original post by zippidee)
    There was a horn at the Homerton matriculation dinner when I was there - we were told it was usually passed around everyone but in my matriculation year (2009) they didn't pass it around the hall due to swine flu.
    Yes I read that on wikipedia don't know whether to take that srsly
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    Yes I read that on wikipedia don't know whether to take that srsly
    I don't know whether they still do it, but it definitely used to be a thing that was done. I just had a look on Wikipedia though and I can't remember being made to speak Anglo-Saxon phrases - I vaguely remember being told to do something to commemorate the occasion but I can't remember if that was just raising our glasses (mine was water) or actually saying something. It's all a bit unusual but you wouldn't be made to drink out of it if you didn't want to - just smile and pass it along if you encounter it.

    As for University Challenge, Homerton (again, speaking for when I was there) advertised trials early in the first term. Anyone could sign up to take part.
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    Yes I read that on wikipedia don't know whether to take that srsly
    (Original post by zippidee)
    I don't know whether they still do it, but it definitely used to be a thing that was done. I just had a look on Wikipedia though and I can't remember being made to speak Anglo-Saxon phrases - I vaguely remember being told to do something to commemorate the occasion but I can't remember if that was just raising our glasses (mine was water) or actually saying something. It's all a bit unusual but you wouldn't be made to drink out of it if you didn't want to - just smile and pass it along if you encounter it.

    As for University Challenge, Homerton (again, speaking for when I was there) advertised trials early in the first term. Anyone could sign up to take part.
    physicsmaths will verify the tradition is still in practice
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    (Original post by zippidee)
    I don't know whether they still do it, but it definitely used to be a thing that was done. I just had a look on Wikipedia though and I can't remember being made to speak Anglo-Saxon phrases - I vaguely remember being told to do something to commemorate the occasion but I can't remember if that was just raising our glasses (mine was water) or actually saying something. It's all a bit unusual but you wouldn't be made to drink out of it if you didn't want to - just smile and pass it along if you encounter it.

    As for University Challenge, Homerton (again, speaking for when I was there) advertised trials early in the first term. Anyone could sign up to take part.
    I was just curious about uni challenge, I'm no way near good enough with general knowledge
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    Yes I read that on wikipedia don't know whether to take that srsly
    Yeh they do still pass it around, more then half drink out of it speak some latin to each other and **** and then thats it. I didn't do it cause im not a tramp sharing with 200 pple lol
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    Yeh they do still pass it around, more then half drink out of it speak some latin to each other and **** and then thats it. I didn't do it cause im not a tramp sharing with 200 pple lol
    holy sht lool
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    Yeh they do still pass it around, more then half drink out of it speak some latin to each other and **** and then thats it. I didn't do it cause im not a tramp sharing with 200 pple lol
    Do you have freshers fair at Cambridge? Or something like that. I hear you get free pizza
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    Yeh they do still pass it around, more then half drink out of it speak some latin to each other and **** and then thats it. I didn't do it cause im not a tramp sharing with 200 pple lol
    What are you doing over the summer. Are you going over course material?
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    Do you have freshers fair at Cambridge? Or something like that. I hear you get free pizza
    Yes.

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    Yes.

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    free piza?
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    free piza?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by 11234)
    free piza?
    Yes but not given by the university.
    It's Domino pizza's promotion thing.
    And some societies try to lure freshers with free pizza too.
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    I really hope you get the result you need in August.
    Otherwise all these new knowledge you obtained last few days will be wasted.......together with our time answering the questions.
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    I really hope you get the result you need in August.
    Otherwise all these new knowledge you obtained last few days will be wasted.......together with our time answering the questions.
    Yes it should be straightforward. Only STEP to worry about.... Oh....

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