Colourful new Oxford blog

My friend Kerrie, who has just started a master’s program at Oxford, has just become the latest of the Oxford bloggers. Thankfully, it seems that her arrival was somewhat less sodden and confusing than mine was.

Oxophiles and any Oxonian readers I have retained, take note.

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.

6 thoughts on “Colourful new Oxford blog”

  1. LOL, thanks Milan. Your arrival was confusing? …Should I have gone to my international orientation then??

  2. Finding my way from the train station to Wadham College, on foot with all my posessions on my back in the pouring rain, was confusing.

    The only worthwhile thing about my international orientations was meeting Margaret Irving.

    That, and getting my first sense of just how absurdly long it takes to get a bank account.

  3. Hmm, I’m a little worried about the banking myself. I didn’t give Barclay’s a second chance after they refused to change my Ghanaian cedis (do you know how many Barclay’s there are in Ghana? That is bullshit!). Then HSBC told me I needed a letter. Then I just got lazy.

    Anyhoo, I’ll sort it out.

  4. Ouch! Sounds like a huge inconvenience!

    Well I’ll report back on how HSBC goes, it’s weird because I already have an HSBC account in Canada but I have to start with square one with them.

  5. Partly, it is because of the money laundering laws created to screen all suspicious foreigners.

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