Halfway through Hilary term

Staircase in the Oxford Union

The idea that I will be climbing Welsh mountains in just over a month is quite an appealing one. Between the weather and the need to do academic work, I have barely been cycling in any capacity beyond getting from my flat to the centre of town. As such, I have been feeling somewhat lumpish.

I am hoping to have virtually all of the critical reading for the thesis done by the time I am heading west with the Walking Club, giving the information the chance to consolidate with each bootstep upwards. I just hope it doesn’t treat my knees quite as cruelly as the Scotland trip did. I was walking strangely for the better part of a week, afterwards.

PS. This interactive page on orbital debris is really interesting. It includes information on the consequences of the Chinese anti-satellite test.

Author: Milan

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.

3 thoughts on “Halfway through Hilary term”

  1. This is disturbingly accurate

    Many thanks to Tristan, Meghan, Jenn, Jessica, Meaghan, Jonathan, Marianne, Hilary, Drew, Caity, Christina, Kate, Kerrie, Lindi, Matthew, Lauren, Mike, and all the other people who help me feel less antisocial when spending fourteen hours a day at a computer.

  2. That NYT thing is pretty cool. That said, representing all the dots as the same size (and enormously over-large by the scale of the planet) somewhat overstates the contribution made by the Chinese test.

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