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    (Original post by visesh)
    A quick count in one of my textbooks comes up with 67 causes.
    I can guarantee that you don't need to know more than 10 of them. Just classify it as pre-, intra- or post-hepatic and you're off to a winner.

    How did you find the presentation? :s:

    Oh, and to whoever asked (Adje?) we're Clareites.
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    (Original post by Adje)
    My arms are cold, but my legs are unusually warm
    I ought to be revising for my five January exams... but instead I'm watching Kill It, Cook It, Eat It.
    You're tempting fate by posting in here, no? :p:
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    (Original post by Athena)
    I want to poke the BoGS with a sharp stick :poke:

    Parents have offered to get me a ball ticket for after I finish exams - what has Cambridge got on offer this year?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=765247
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    Yeah. Trinity's budget is something insane. So I think getting a ticket for their's will be pretty difficult :p:

    by all accounts Queens' is supposed to be really good... but very expensive
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    (Original post by emilY?)
    Haha I can sympathise, well no, my college isn't some sort of Tory-fest... but yeah I found that when you've been brought up in a world of more socialisty-leaning-to-the-lefty-ness ( ) it came as a bit of a shock that a lot of young people are Conservative. I mean it shouldn't seen as they're doing increasingly well in terms of votes yadda yadda, but still! Also, none of my friends are remotely religious, was strange to find some quite hardcore religious folk too!
    How I felt exactly upon coming to Cambridge. Really was a surprise that so many people under 25 would actually choose to vote Tory (I expected a few prematurely-besuited economists and lawyers, and a few rah-types would, not so many normal-seeming people).
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    (Original post by Tom)
    How I felt exactly upon coming to Cambridge. Really was a surprise that so many people under 25 would actually choose to vote Tory (I expected a few prematurely-besuited economists and lawyers, and a few rah-types would, not so many normal-seeming people).
    I was surprised at the number of them as well... But still - not found many die-hard evangelical smash it in your face christians yet!

    which is a good thing, if you didn't get my meaning.
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    I'm going to Peterhouse Ball this year, but using it as a yardstick for whether balls are worth the money. If the verdict is favourable I might try to go to some of the popular ones in my final year.

    I don't really have a group of friends to go with, which kind of lessens the appeal. I have loads of individual friends here and there, but not really any who could successfully be grouped together for that sort of thing, unless some TSRers got together :p:
    (Original post by Gesar)
    But still - not found many die-hard evangelical smash it in your face christians yet!
    Seriously? :eek: Met anyone from CICCU yet?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Seriously? :eek: Met anyone from CICCU yet?
    Nope, but I'm interested now! How do I get into contact with these delightful people?

    And what is CICCU?
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    Oh, Ok. The extra I and C threw me :p:
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    (Original post by Athena)
    And I've never been... let's say spiritually harassed before arriving at uni.
    I think University is like the next extension of High School. You have the same cliques, but the central themes are more age appropriate - eg standpoints, values and beliefs that people tend to establish round about this time in their lives. Given that they're all fledgelings, they tend to not only take comfort in large packs, but also to be very susceptible to pack behaviour. First year Social Psychology teaches us about 'polarisation' occuring in groups, where people are more likely to commit extreme acts or form extreme views when forming part of a group :p:
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    (Original post by Gesar)

    And what is CICCU?
    Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union http://www.ciccu.org.uk/

    Edit - I can't keep up with you people!
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Nope, but I'm interested now! How do I get into contact with these delightful people?

    And what is CICCU?
    Erm... your chapel term card? Your porter's lodge? JCR (there should be posters and leaflets everywhere)
    Your college will have a rep for them, and they hold alot of evangelical events. There's usually a big one in Feb.

    And ironically I first found out about them on TSR before coming to Cambridge :p:
    (Original post by fumblewomble)
    Edit - I can't keep up with you people!
    Come on fumble, get your act together!
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    (Original post by Athena)
    let's say spiritually harassed before arriving at uni.
    Ah... at home one of my groups of friends is a group of christians, and occasionally they say they'll pray for me.

    I usually repsond with 'Do that and I'll make a straw effigy of you and burn it as a sacrifice to satan'. :p: But after that, they probably pray for me with more vigour
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Nope, but I'm interested now! How do I get into contact with these delightful people?

    And what is CICCU?
    Haha, it seems that I haven't met many people who aren't Christians during my first term (I know a few from Queens' as well come to think of it). That was a bit of a revelation to me as well - I never knew anyone before who were that serious about religion; most people at school were mostly apathetic. It's a good thing really, because it made me really think about those kind of things - but I could never be a Christian.


    (Original post by Craghyrax)

    I have HPS lectures this term!!!! :dancing: :woo:
    HPS as in History & Philosophy of Science? I'm thinking of taking that as a NatSci option for next year - let me know if it's any good
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    HPS as in History & Philosophy of Science? I'm thinking of taking that as a NatSci option for next year - let me know if it's any good
    Well I'm only doing one lecture series out of many, so I won't exactly have anything insightful to offer. You should pick the brains of the several Philosophers on this thread. But ditto - when I applied for NatSci it was also one of the things that excited me about the course here
    (Original post by Gesar)
    Ah... at home one of my groups of friends is a group of christians, and occasionally they say they'll pray for me.

    I usually repsond with 'Do that and I'll make a straw effigy of you and burn it as a sacrifice to satan'. :p: But after that, they probably pray for me with more vigour
    I'm a Christian, but it sounds like I get about as evangelical as your friends do. If people approach me I'm happy to talk, but I don't approach people.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Well I'm only doing one lecture series out of many, so I won't exactly have anything insightful to offer. You should pick the brains of the several Philosophers on this thread. But ditto - when I applied for NatSci it was also one of the things that excited me about the course here
    Craggy, what -is- your story? :p:

    You're 22 soon, but I swear you were posting on the Fresher's thread. But that can't be the case, because you're Ukebert's college Mum...
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    ...scared to post 'cos me and ukebert are on here?


    Shame it doesn't work on the rest of the college :dry:

    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Oh yeh. ukebert and I are very familiar with such a person...
    :hmpf:

    Meanwhile, I forgot to bubble and froth:
    I have HPS lectures this term!!!! :dancing: :woo:
    History and Philosophy of Science, that does sound fun

    And yeah, it took me a few seconds before I realised who you were talking about :p:

    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Eeew :shifty: But yay - I remember loads of random facts that I'll never need again :rolleyes:
    I do this all the time, which is why it irks me when pub quizzes always ask random facts that I don't know.

    (Original post by Tom)
    How I felt exactly upon coming to Cambridge. Really was a surprise that so many people under 25 would actually choose to vote Tory (I expected a few prematurely-besuited economists and lawyers, and a few rah-types would, not so many normal-seeming people).
    This. Although one of my friends was a hard-line Tory, thatcherite, which softened the blow a tad.

    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I think University is like the next extension of High School. You have the same cliques, but the central themes are more age appropriate - eg standpoints, values and beliefs that people tend to establish round about this time in their lives. Given that they're all fledgelings, they tend to not only take comfort in large packs, but also to be very susceptible to pack behaviour. First year Social Psychology teaches us about 'polarisation' occuring in groups, where people are more likely to commit extreme acts or form extreme views when forming part of a group :p:
    That's very interesting, I can imagine that happening.

    And I know a few evangelicals but have never had any trouble with them.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Well I'm only doing one lecture series out of many, so I won't exactly have anything insightful to offer. You should pick the brains of the several Philosophers on this thread. But ditto - when I applied for NatSci it was also one of the things that excited me about the course here
    I'm a Christian, but it sounds like I get about as evangelical as your friends do. If people approach me I'm happy to talk, but I don't approach people.
    Did you go to the 'Numeracy for Social Scientists' lectures last year?
    They look crap and I'd like to know if they're actually helpful :p:
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    (Original post by brimstone)
    Did you go to the 'Numeracy for Social Scientists' lectures last year?
    They look crap and I'd like to know if they're actually helpful :p:
    They look worse than crap. I don't see how we need them, especially if we're planning to do politics next year
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    Haha, it seems that I haven't met many people who aren't Christians during my first term (I know a few from Queens' as well come to think of it). That was a bit of a revelation to me as well - I never knew anyone before who were that serious about religion; most people at school were mostly apathetic. It's a good thing really, because it made me really think about those kind of things - but I could never be a Christian.



    HPS as in History & Philosophy of Science? I'm thinking of taking that as a NatSci option for next year - let me know if it's any good
    Same here tbh... I'm not sure why but I expected there only to be a few Christians there; how wrong I was!
 
 
 
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