Oxford graduation

2008-10-25

in Daily updates, Oxford

As of today, I am officially a graduate of the University of Oxford. My name was read in absentia at the ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre today. As such, I am now a member of the Convocation.

Admittedly, it is somewhat anticlimactic to finish my degree in this way. It was, however, the sensible choice. The things I miss most about the place are the conversations, the engaging seminars and lectures, the overlapping social spheres, and places including the botanic gardens, Natural History Museum, and various canals.

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Aggie October 25, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Let me be the first to congratulate you, Milan. A great accomplishment.

Kerrie October 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Congrats Milan!

Why did it take so long after you finished your thesis?

Chris Berry October 25, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Congratulations.I hope you don’t come to regret your decision not to be there.

Oleh October 26, 2008 at 8:18 am

Congratulations Milan

I am so very proud of you

Oleh

R.K. October 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

It is unfortunate that you missed the ceremony, though the best part about them is usually the lunch provided by your college afterwards.

Milan October 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Why did it take so long after you finished your thesis?

You don’t automatically get a graduation when you finish your program. You apply through your program and there is a long waiting list.

If you want to graduate in person, I am told you should apply two years early. To have your name read in absentia, the wait is a couple of months.

Milan October 26, 2008 at 4:01 pm
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Hella Stella October 27, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Way to go!!!

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