Wraithlike in Oxford black


in Daily updates, Oxford

Oleh Ilnyckyj and Milan Ilnyckyj

In an hour, my father and I are attending the high table dinner in Wadham. This has been my first occasion to wear the Scholar’s Gown that Alex and Bryony gave me – and which I am entitled to wear instead of the normal graduate student gown because of being a Wadham College Senior Scholar. Between the longer and fuller bottom section and the broad sleeves, I felt distinctly wraith-like, walking around on this chilly night at the end of November. I will readily admit that wearing sub fusc is rather better when you feel ghoulish as a result than when you merely feel self-conscious.

Either tomorrow or Saturday, my father and I will head off to London, on our way to Istanbul. Hopefully, we will have the chance to see Sarah W, while we are there.

[Update: 10:00pm] Sorry to have not been writing more interesting things lately. I have been utterly sapped of energy for days now, partly on account of a still wildly erratic sleep pattern. The last time I can recall feeling genuinely energetic and sharp in thinking was back on the 21st or 22nd. Hopefully, that will change before I get to Istanbul.

Many thanks to Robert Shilliam, my college advisor, with helping so much in the arrangement of the high table dinner for my father and I tonight.

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Milan November 30, 2006 at 9:22 pm

Apparently, the Hall will be closed next term for re-roofing. A shame.

Alena Prazak December 1, 2006 at 12:17 am

It is incredible to see dad and you together all decked out and half way around the world! Milan, that garb really looks sophisticated and I think you should wear it with pride. It was nice of your friends to give it to you. Hope the dinner was great.

Ben December 1, 2006 at 9:07 am

It’s good you managed to get your father to dinner. It’s a common gripe amongst Jesus scholars (particularly those with partners) that we aren’t allowed guests.

Milan December 1, 2006 at 10:42 am


Neither am I.

He was my college advisor’s guest.

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