Party in two weeks

On the 28th of this month, my roommates and I will be throwing a party. My favourite thing about it is the theme, which arose during a brainstorm session in the dance room on the top floor of Lee’s flat last night. It shall be a “come as your supervisor” party. The point being to dress as your academic supervisor, as well as adopt their mannerisms and mode of speech. Especially interesting will be cases where more than one guest is emulating the same person.

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In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

7 thoughts on “Party in two weeks”

  1. May I suggest there be a small prize for whoever provides the best impersonation?

  2. That is the best idea I’ve ever heard. I wish I was there so that I could come as my supervisor (he wears button-down shirts with gold chains and has grey hair peaking through). Smashing!

  3. Ben,

    The OED backs me up on this one: “One who lodges in or occupies the same room or rooms with another; a fellow-lodger.”

  4. As AH would say, “what’s the logic of a come-as-your-supervisor” party?

    Sadly I won’t be able to say that in person as I’ll be in London that night but I hope you guys have fun.

  5. Lee,

    The logic is that it is both an anti-establishment activity and a backhanded reference to the fact that our supervisory relationships are meant to be, in some sense, based on our emulation of them. That may explain some of the humour. More is explained by the prospect of people who look very different from their supervisors trying to imitate them: Emily as Professor Sir Adam Roberts, for instance.

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