i remember clearly, got back from my interviews on tuesday, obviously skiived college for the rest of the week to "recouperate from the draining mental experience that was the oxford interviews". Was playing poker with the lads on the friday night, was up quite abit... so pretty happy with myself. my mum comes into the conservatory and says that i have a phone call, she seemed slightly excited... i just guessed that something good was on tv. picked up the phone and said hello, what do i hear on the other end? "good evening, this is professor todd from St John's college". "yes, and how can i help you?" i enquire. "i'm pleased to inform you that you have gained a conditional offer to read mathematics at St. John's College." he replied. So i asked "whats the offer?". "3 A's".
I went on to thank him and told him i would see him next october. Needless to say, i went back into the conservatory, threw all my money away and then went out.