Another Oxford bloggers’ gathering?


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The first Oxford bloggers’ gathering happened on 29 October 2005.

The second, on 21 February 2006.

If they are to be quarterly, the third is due fairly soon. Provided, of course, people are still interested. I am perfectly willing to shift from the format of meeting in the evening at The Turf, if people prefer something else. Indeed, meeting at The Perch on a sunny afternoon seems much more spring-like.

Remember, those who show up automatically get a spot at the top of my list of Oxford blogs.

[Edited on 15 May 2006 to add] I propose Wednesday of sixth week (the 31st of May) as the date for this event. Additionally, I propose that it take place at The Turf, as in the two prior instances. I’m not sure many people would be willing to make the trek to The Perch, much as I think it would be nicer. How is 8:00pm for a starting time?

[Edited on 17 May 2006 to add] Because The Turf will probably be packed with finalists, we have decided to relocate the gathering to The Bear: south of the High Street and fairly close to Merton College.

PS. On an unrelated but amusing note, thanks to the new Google Trends service, I can prove that more people are searching for love, but there is consistently more news about money.

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Ben May 12, 2006 at 8:28 pm

I’d be up for it – though I suggest The Turf gets very crowded and messy with exam finishers, so maybe somewhere else?

Milan May 13, 2006 at 7:52 pm

Given the volatile weather, I am a bit worried about the Perch. That said, it would be excellent if things worked out, and we could always go inside.

Milan May 13, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Reference is made to the possible gathering here, on Praesidium, the blog run by Ben Saunders.

Anon May 14, 2006 at 4:25 pm

You need to propose a date.

Seth May 15, 2006 at 1:43 pm

I’m fairly open, I think a midweek day is the best idea. How about Tuesday or Wednesday of fifth week? I don’t have any constructive suggestions on place.

Milan May 15, 2006 at 1:46 pm

Fifth week is bad for me, since I have a major research design essay due on Monday of sixth week.

I was thinking Wednesday of sixth week, either in the afternoon or evening.

Ben May 16, 2006 at 9:25 am

You may be right about the Perch, but you know that doesn’t mean we have to go to the Turf, they’re not the only two pubs in Oxford…

As far as I’m aware the date’s ok. Might have to check who’s speaking at our research seminar that night though.

Milan May 16, 2006 at 9:45 am

If the Perch is too far and the Turf is likely to be too full, where do you recommend?

Ben May 17, 2006 at 1:03 am

If you think Turf is best, so be it – I just found the logic slightly strange ‘Perch is too far, therefore Turf’ as if there were no other pubs closer to the centre of town.

What about Old Tom, Hobgoblin, the Turl, Three Goats Heads, The Grapes, The Goose, the Gloucester Arms, the Mitre, the Lamb & Flag, Eagle & Child, Old School…? And that’s all pretty central. I’d be happy to consider as far as Angel & Greyhound, Royal Oak, Gardener’s Arms etc, all better than the Perch.

Milan May 17, 2006 at 1:08 am


First person to propose a central pub that’s not the King’s Arms or the Turf will get my endorsement.

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