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    The slides! The crack! How could you have missed both?!? You can still see the outline of the crack where they've filled it in.
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    (Original post by Chess Piece Face)
    I haven't been to the Tate Modern in ages... I missed out on both the crack and the slides! However, I think I'll give the Rothko exhibition a look. I've been longing to go back there for yonks, especially given the fact that at Cambridge I live in a building designed by the same architect!

    I used to consider myself a reasonably cultured person but the intensity of the Cambridge workload meant that I didn't have the time to indulge in as much cultural activity as I'd have liked. However, I watched Newsnight Review today and it helped instil in me a slight sense of smug, metrocentric elitism which I found rather encouraging. :p:




    I've been gently easing myself into working. I've been reading a John Tosh book on the public use of history as a warm-up to writing my HAP essay and today I read a chapter of a general book on later medieval Europe. What's especially fun are the specialised words. Lots of vassalages, prebends, scutage, bailiwicks, échevins and, of course, feudal overlords. I've never studied anything like this before so it's particularly exciting! I know - total nerd binge!
    What was the Tosh book?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"In response to the parallel convo - have people been to Kettle's Yard yet?[/COLOR]
    I've walked past it on the way to the IoA.
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    (Original post by Scipio90)
    I've walked past it on the way to the IoA.
    So no. What is IoA?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    So no. What is IoA?
    Institute of Astronomy. This came up at least once no longer than two months ago...

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    (Original post by Chess Piece Face)
    I haven't been to the Tate Modern in ages... I missed out on both the crack and the slides! However, I think I'll give the Rothko exhibition a look. I've been longing to go back there for yonks, especially given the fact that at Cambridge I live in a building designed by the same architect!
    Let us know how the Rothko is, if you do go - I thought about getting the boat to Tate Modern, but it seemed slightly too much effort. Some of his work is striking, but you sort of... know what you're getting with Rothko. Perhaps I've wildly underestimated him though :o:

    /art-related ramblings

    On the earlier discussion, I second Zoe, the science museum's good too. Has anyone been the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge yet? I didn't get a chance to go in the end, & I am saddened... 'til January, at least.
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    As hinted above - you should all go to Kettle's Yard because it is amazing! (the house more than the gallery)

    :goodnight:
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    Has anyone been the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge yet?
    I haven't just been, I had practicals in it last year. It's a pretty cool collection, but probably of most interest to people who are into classification and evolution - I'd certainly have been a bit lost prior to doing the natsci evolution and behaviour module. They do have lots of nice skeletons and Darwin's barnacle collection though, which are fun for anyone. (I'm probably taking a somewhat narrow definition of "anyone" there, however... :p:) I know people who had supervisions in there, which must be an interesting experience.

    Anyway, the London museums are indeed good. I used to really like the science museum when I was younger, what with all the fancy hands on stuff, but I suppose in retrospect it is a little superficial. There're nonetheless more satisfying things if you know where to look. And of course there's the natural history museum, which is a little like a grander and more accessible version of the Cambridge Museum of Zoology (plus animated t-rex models), although they're in my bad books after I went there this summer - they had a special display on human evolution and didn't once mention language, even in places where such considerations were vital. Anyhoo, on the art side, last time I went to the Tate Modern, there was a display on Surrealism or somesuch, which was variable, although there were a few interesting works. My favourite was thirty pieces of silver - it had great atmosphere what with being all floaty yet unmoving.
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    (Original post by Chess Piece Face)
    I so should have seen this coming! :p:
    :sadnod:
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    Eurgh, town was horrible today, but had to do Christmas shopping so persevered.
    I'm seriously lacking motivation for next week.
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    Poor Helen. It was wet and cold too. I spent the morning shepherding (from 8:30) and then came home and slept the entire afternoon.
    I'm feeling sick. Raindrops on the roof sound nice at least.
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    Selwyn MCR christmas formal was awesome. Three wonderful courses, port, a cheese board followed by ,ulled wine, mince pies and a brass band playing christmas carols. Wonderful...!
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Selwyn MCR christmas formal was awesome. Three wonderful courses, port, a cheese board followed by ,ulled wine, mince pies and a brass band playing christmas carols. Wonderful...!
    Are YOU a Selwynite? :eek:

    Edit: Hmmm, we didn't get that for the JCR Christmas formal :hmmm:
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    (Original post by brimstone)
    Are YOU a Selwynite? :eek:
    Nope :no: Kings.
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    Haha, no. I'm a Kingsman, but was invited to Selwyn along with a few friends tonight.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Haha, no. I'm a Kingsman, but was invited to Selwyn along with a few friends tonight.
    Aw I'm glad you enjoyed it, anyway. Selwn formal was voted 4th best out of all the colleges by Varsity a few years ago.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    ,ulled wine
    HA! Your drunkenness shows in your spelling!!!

    ahem.
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    (Original post by Scipio90)
    HA! Your drunkenness shows in your spelling!!!

    ahem.
    Well, I did have a bottle and a half of wine, 3 glasses of port, 2 glasses of mulled wine and two double glenfiddichs...:P It's not as bad as your drunken efforts
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Well, I did have a bottle and a half of wine, 3 glasses of port, 2 glasses of mulled wine and two double glenfiddichs...:P It's not as bad as your drunken efforts
    Clearly you've had several years of practice :p:
 
 
 
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