Spiraling through town

I am off to deposit my thesis at the Exam Schools. Then, I am giving my friend Hilary – who is visiting Oxford for four days prior to our departure for Paris – my comprehensive tour of Oxford. Those who have been given it before will remember that it is fairly lengthy: with southern and northern components that can very easily take three hours or more each.

[Update: 2:30pm] The thesis has been deposited. Both literally and figuratively, it is now out of my hands. I hope all the people who dared to have theirs bound in London this morning managed to get them submitted to the Exam Schools by noon.

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.

7 thoughts on “Spiraling through town”

  1. With your newfound admiration for Gill Sans I hope your tour includes a trip to see the Gill statues in St John’s!

  2. I admire Gill’s work, perhaps not his life choices.

    I would, however, be interested in seeing these statues. Are they of him or by him?

  3. By him – in the library and in the lodge tower. IIRC they’re biblically themed but I can’t now remember exactly who they are.

  4. Aquinas,

    Oxford libraries seem loathe to allow access to people other than members of the particular college in which they are located. My supervisor at Nuffield apparently isn’t allowed into the St. Antony’s library, despite how appropriate the content is to his research.

  5. I think the person behind the desk (used to be Ruth Ogden) will let people into St John’s library if they beg to see the Gill.

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