Quarterly Church Walk party


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Passageway in Worcester College

Later tonight, my flatmates and I are having one of our periodic parties, the major purpose of which is to see some of our classmates who have disappeared from site since everyone separated into the various optional seminars. There are probably a couple of people from my year in the M.Phil in International Relations who I haven’t seen since before the summer, and I know very few of the people who joined the program this year. Of course, the scattering that has already occurred is just a prelude to what will happen in July, as people spread out to all corners of the earth and many separated areas of human endeavour, leaving behind a dedicated cadre to complete the D.Phil in an additional two years.

It will be exciting to see where such a dynamic and capable group of people find themselves in twenty five or thirty years. That said, I know very little about the subsequent fortunes of people who completed this program in the best, barring the subset that have gone on to teach it: a surprisingly high fraction of the total body of instructors.

Given the extent to which the ‘come as your supervisor’ theme of the previous party was ignored, this one has officially been declared ‘ambiguously themed.’ Interpret that as you will.

[Update: 18 February 2007] The party went well, and had a good number of people present, though very few were actually from the IR program. Someone left a dark blue backpack in our sink. It says: ‘Hikerpak’ on the side and seems to contain various notes and papers. If you know to whom it belongs, please come and claim it.

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Ben February 18, 2007 at 10:06 am

Thanks for the party; it was fun.

Rob February 18, 2007 at 4:34 pm

How exactly it got in your sink is a mystery to me…

Milan February 18, 2007 at 4:49 pm


Thanks for coming.


It is a mystery to us as well. Kai found it there when he woke up. As I said on Facebook, it doesn’t seem to have suffered any damage as a consequence. Where in the department would you want it left?

Milan February 26, 2007 at 4:30 pm

A small number of photos from the party are in this album on Facebook.

Milan November 30, 2007 at 1:51 pm

Oxford parties:

Parting party
Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Quarterly Church Walk party
Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Party in London with other Canadians
Friday, December 1st, 2006

Birthday party concluded
Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Housewarming party
Friday, April 21st, 2006

Evening enormously more valuable than revising
Sunday, April 9th, 2006

End of term festivities I
Friday, March 10th, 2006

First Bloggers’ Gathering
Saturday, October 29th, 2005

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