This is going to be a busy week. I have one project due on Thursday, a thesis chapter due next Wednesday, and a great many smaller things to get through besides. Rumour has it that I have some kind of international law seminar ongoing, as well. This week, we are discussing: “International Law-Making: Treaties, Custom and Beyond.” This is also going to be my second week at Oxford that involves a trio of formal dinners: the Strategic Studies Group dinner in New College tonight, my Senior Scholarship high table dinner in Wadham on Wednesday, and the Wadham College Stahl dinner on Friday. The last of those apparently commemorates a rich benefactor of the college and involves fellows and a handful of students. Hopefully, I will see some of the people who I have met once or twice over the course of the year, but very rarely see week-to-week.
With the entire thesis due – printed, bound, and dropped off – in nine weeks’ time, I don’t see subsequent weeks being any less busy. At least there is the four-day exception of the Snowdonia trip to look forward to, not to mention the monastic thesis completion retreat to Dorset at the beginning of April.
Back to reading and scribbling…
[Update: 21 February 2007] Since no fellows are dining tonight or tomorrow, it seems this will be the first week this year where I don’t get a dinner in Wadham as a Senior Scholar. It will be a shame to break my thirteen week run of them, but I suppose the Stahl dinner on Friday is a good substitute.
PS. I have decided on a topic for my Richard Casement internship application. I just need to edit it, as well as come up with proper Economist opening and closing sections. Ideally, you want to open the article with something interesting, esoteric, but seemingly unrelated and then close it with a further clarification that reveals the analogy in a witty way.