One can always identify the start of an Oxford term by an explosion of the number of messages in your inbox: since Sunday, mine has jumped from about six to about fifty. This is especially acute given that I immediately delete (or file as ‘School Spam’) all of the dozens of irrelevant messages sent to me. For instance, frequent notices that the fire alarms in various parts of Wadham College are being tested.
At least they provide a semi-productive way to take breaks between bouts of dense but interesting reading for international law. I think this course is going to be my most interesting seminar at Oxford so far.