Tag Archives: England

One More Set of Transatlantic Flights

I am in my final week of my six-week spring break. In that time, I drove throughout Iceland and Ireland, and visited Edinburgh and Sweden before flying home to Chicago. Not very warm places for ‘spring break,’ but I reckoned … Continue reading

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The Varsity Match

This past weekend I participated in one of the oldest and most venerated Oxford sporting traditions: the Varsity Match. For every university sports team, the biggest match of the season is the one against Cambridge, usually held in Hilary Term. … Continue reading

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Halfway Hall

This Monday, the second years had a big dinner and celebration called “Halfway Hall.” It marks the halfway point in their academic career. Although I am not a second year, this same week marks my halfway point at Oxford. I … Continue reading

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Heading back again

I am heading back for Hilary term (the second one) at Pembroke. Break was a bit strange because my life in Chicago is so radically different than my life in England that it was beginning to feel like a distant … Continue reading

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One Third of the Way Through

I finished Michaelmas term on December 2nd. One term down, two to go. It is crazy how fast the 8 weeks went by. Just as I was truly feeling at home and getting into the swing of things at Oxford, … Continue reading

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Academic Set-up

I am officially in my last week of Michelmas term! I thought this might be a good opportunity to outline what academics are like at Oxford compared to Georgetown. At Oxford, we have three eight week terms called “Michelmas,” “Hilary,” … Continue reading

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Appreciating Home Before Heading Away

In what I saw as being a slow goodbye to Georgetown, I stayed the summer in Washington, D.C., and returned in early August to Glenview, Illinois. I was about to begin my “second summer”: 6 weeks at home before I left for … Continue reading

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High Tea and Guinness: Pre-Edinburgh Travels

Today is September 16, almost a month into the semester at Georgetown, but it’s only my second day of classes at the University of Edinburgh. The past two and a half weeks have been so full of traveling, meeting new … Continue reading

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Oxford!

So, because certain individuals more or less threatened to disown me unless I visited Oxford, last weekend I decided to do just that!  A friend of mine has spent the year there– more specifically, at Pembroke College (the Oxford system is a … Continue reading

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Churchill’s War Rooms

Although it’s been a good long time since I originally visited the Churchill War Rooms, no better time to write about then than the present, right? The Churchill War Rooms are absolutely incredible.  If it wasn’t for the price of … Continue reading

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